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SRC approves a new sport: TeqBall

THE Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) recently registered a new sport in the name TeqBall which is a football discipline perfectly suitable for both professionals and amateurs.

Teqball is a football-based sport, played on a specially-curved table (the Teq table), which is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration, and stamina.

Teqball Association of Zimbabwe (TAZ) Secretary-General, Lawrence Kamukapa said that the applications for the registration of the sport started last year but were finally approved this year.

“We completed all formalities during the Covid-19 restricted lockdown period. Teqball has been successfully registered by the SRC and we are affiliated with the Zimbabwe Olympics Committee (ZOC),” Kamukapa said.

A match is played by two players, each on either side. Each player is expected to kick the ball, head, or give it a knee where it’s supposed to land on the other side of the TeqTable.

“The rules permit a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent, so if you can juggle a football three times, you will excel at teqball as well,” Kamukapa explained.

Sports analyst Nunurai Murovambiri said the addition of another sporting code in Zimbabwe increases the country’s chances of garnering international success in sporting activities.

”If the discipline of teqball is well-administered, it means more jobs and activity for our young people,” Murovambiri said.

”With experts in coaching and hard training, we will bring in medals that will put Zimbabwe on the world map,” he said.

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