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Tired of Harare, Black Rhinos Returns to Kadoma

  • Michael Kariati

Black Rhinos Football Club will be going back to Kadoma this coming soccer season. (Photo: Black Rhinos Facebook Page)

Black Rhinos Football Club will be going back to Kadoma this coming soccer season. (Photo: Black Rhinos Facebook Page)

Kadoma football fans are happy that Black Rhinos is returning to the town after escaping relegation soccer last season.

Football has become the only source of entertainment for the residents of the town as the recreational facilities set up in the past have been hacked to pieces due to none maintenance by the Municipality of Kadoma.

The town also has one of the highest unemployment figures in the country as companies like David Whitehead Textiles and Associated Textiles which used to employ the bulk of people in the town have since closed down.

Their source of entertainment now comes in the form of Zimbabwe National Army side, Black Rhinos, who have relocated to Rimuka Stadium unhappy with the congestion that Harare presents when the domestic football programme starts.

That ‘Chipembere’ will be returning to Rimuka Stadium after escaping relegation by finishing fifth from bottom of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League race has made the fans even happier.

One of the residents of Rimuka, Isaac Mutesva, says they will support Black Rhinos all the way to the league championship.

e says that keeping Black Rhinos in the premiership will mean giving the residents the opportunity to watch top flight football as well as it features clubs like Dynamos, Highlanders, and Caps United.

The football followers from the town have also learnt a lesson that supporting visiting teams cost them dearly in the past resulting in the relegation of Eiffel Flats. Another Kadoma resident Farirayi Chinouya says this should now be a thing of the past.

In the past, even none popular football teams enjoyed a lot of support at Rimuka Stadium at the expense of the home team and in the process, Eiffel Flats were relegated.

However, local resident, Nomore Chitsike, thinks Rhinos is not strong enough for premiership football and has warned Chipembere to acquire new players.

The Zimbabwean game is spreading to all the corners of the country. Apart from Kadoma, other small towns that now play host to premiership football include Zvishavane, Hwange, Kariba, Plumtree, Mutare, and Triangle.
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