It is that time of the year again when music lovers get to see their icons in action off the stage.
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The fun time when the likes of Alick Macheso, Oliver Mtukudzi, Sulumani Chimbetu, Pastor Charles Charamba, Peter Moyo, King Shaddy, Kapfupi, Jah Prayzah, Victor Kunonga and Tryson Chimbetu, among other musicians, trade their guitars for soccer boots.
For the past two years, the musicians have squared up with soccer legends in this interesting social match that is in its four-th edition this year.
The date is January 26 and the venue is Rufaro Stadium. So-
ccer legends that include Brenna Msiska, Gift Muzadzi, Angirai Chapo, Norman Mapeza, George Rollo, Agent Sawu, Willard Khumalo and Collins Kabote will give the musicians a few tricks on the field.
The musicians have not won against the legends but this year match organiser and one of the players from the musicians’ side, Patson “Chipaz” Chimbodza has promised to assemble a strong team.
“In the past we used to pick any musician who came for the game to play but this year we will do it differently. We will have pre-match sessions and we want to build a competitive team,” said Chimbodza.
In the past, musicians like Moyo, Somandla Ndebele, King Shaddy, Tambaoga and First Farai have shown amazing skill with the ball. Chipaz and Josh Hozheri join the musicians’ team as promoters that have worked with most of the artists over the past year.
Besides the pomp and fanfare that surrounds the musicians-soccer legends match, fans at the stadium will be able to watch competitive soccer when Dynamos plays Black Rhinos in one of the many matches lined up for the day.
Another fun-filled match will be a parliamentarians versus captains of industry affair while print and electronic media journalists will also face each other in one of the matches. Proceeds from gate takings will go towards charity.