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Sports Commission to Induct 10 Sportspersons in Hall of Fame

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) says it will induct 10 more people representing excellence in sports into the Zimbabwe Hall of Fame.

Tirivashe Nheveyembwa, spokesperson for the commission, said the athletes will be honored for their outstanding contributions to sport on the international stage.

Among those expected to be inducted are footballer Peter Ndlovu, golfer Nick Price, cricketer and England's national team coach Andy Flower, as well as the late rugby star Richard Tsimba.

Tsimba was posthumously inducted last year into the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame.

The Sports and Recreation Commission’s announcement comes eight years after the first sportspersons were inducted in 2005.

Among those first inductees to the Hall of Fame were footballer George Shaya, sprinter Artwell Mandaza, boxer Langton “Schoolboy” Tinago, shooter David Westerhout, diver Evan Stewart and the women’s hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.
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Nheveyembwa said the Zimbabwean Hall of Fame follows standard global practice in its designation of athletes for induction.

The 10 new inductees will be drawn from all the sporting associations affiliated with the Sports and Recreation Commission.

Although traditionally there are no monetary rewards or prizes to go along with the induction, Nheveyembwa said the commission may consider a token of appreciation for those chosen.

The Zimbabwean Sports Hall of Fame is situated at the National Gallery in Harare.