On Saturday, Oct. 13th Grassroot Soccer Zimbabwe hosted a Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) tournament, combining a competitive and fun day of soccer with HIV testing and access to family planning services. The tournament was held at Lobengula Rugby Ground at New Lobengula in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Approximately 280 people received voluntary HIV counseling and testing during the event.

A number of former players and coaches came out for the day, including Madinda Ndlovu (former Highlanders coach and player), Ronald Sibanda (former Zimbabwe National Team, AmaZulu, Zimbabwe Saints and Dynamos player), Dazzy Kampenya (former Highlanders and Sporting Lions player), Cosmas Zulu (coach for Zimbabwe Saints, Highlanders and AmaZulu), Thabani Masawi (former Highlanders player), and Chipo Tsodzo (coach Quelaton, former Highlanders, Zimbabwe Saints, Mwana Africa, Quelaton and Hwange player).

Chicken Inn won the tournament 3-1 on penalties against FMH Academy. Below are some pictures from the day.

Zimbabwe VCT crowd

VCT Tournaments are all about combining soccer, health, and fun!


VCT Tournament offers family planning services

Community members were able to access HIV testing and family planning services at the free event.


Chicken Inn won the tournament

Chicken Inn receives their medals and trophy for winning the tournament.