It was a fun-filled and eventful weekend for the Triangle and Hippo Valley communities as Zimnat fully lived up to their commitment to Make life better through a soccer and netball tournament sponsored by the Zimnat Life Assurance division. The tournament commenced on the 2nd of September 2023 with a total of 52 soccer teams and 50 netball teams from both Triangle and Hippo Valley. Weekly knock-out games were held leading up to the finals that were played on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of October. DJ Greens ‘chimhamha chesugar’ sweetened all the matches with her charismatic nature and unmatched passion for empowering the Tongaat community, this time in partnership with Zimnat Life Assurance. The competing teams and supportive crowds were enamored by the wealth of financial knowledge shared during the tournament by the Zimnat Life Assurance financial advisors and executive management.


Saturday, the 14th of October saw the Mufakose and Eastern United soccer teams battle for the Triangle championship whilst Chitepo faced Eastern United as its opponent for the Triangle netball championship. The thrilling and cutthroat finals took place at the prestigious Gibbo stadium in Triangle. The Eastern United teams proudly walked away with the coveted Triangle Championship title for both soccer and netball.

Games played on Sunday at the Chishamiso stadium were just as riveting with the Hippo Valley Mteri FC and Chiefhawk soccer teams battling for the championship title whilst the Lundi Queens and Fortified netball teams also competed for the Hippo Valley championship. The Saturday and Sunday games attracted an impressive crowd with both stadiums filling up and full of lively interactions. These games were aired live on the radio by Avuxeni, a Chiredzi-based radio station.

The Zimnat team came in full support along with Mr Workmore Chimweta, the Zimnat Life Assurance Managing Director. He assured that they will host yet another community-driven tournament in 2024. The key message revolved around ‘ubuntu’ and how this is expressed when we do life together to make life better.


The tournament festivities were sealed by a celebratory braai hosted by Zimnat Life Assurance at the vibrant Nandi Stop Over in Chiredzi. A beast was slaughtered for this braai to symbolize the coming together of the Zimnat and Tongaat families. In our culture cattle are a symbol of wealth and the unifying of families. It was thus befitting for this to be a part of the celebrations. Additionally, winning teams walked away with cash prizes worth USD1,500, a full sports kit, and Zimnat branded wear.