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Dancehall chanters will for once, bury their hatchet that has dogged the music scene in recent months when they take on sungura musicians at the 10th anniversary of the Chipaz Bhora-Umdlalo match slated for Gwanzura Stadium on April 12.

The football match rich in drama and laugh-out-loud moments will see musicians trading their guitars and microphones for football boots.

Expect misses, near misses and hits when the youthful side comprising dancehall chanters take to the pitch.

On one hand, there is no doubt Zimbabwean Dancehall is at its highest peak these days but it would be interesting to see how the youngsters will fair in the field of play.

On the other hand, sungura side is blessed to have veterans in music but it remains to be seen whether that would translate into goals or not.

Football is different from music, although the two have the same power to unite people from different races, backgrounds and creed.

The match promises a lot of entertainment because for the first time it would be musicians versus musicians.

And looking at the line-up, there is every reason to attend the match as all the big names will be there to entertain their fans. Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Baba Charamba,

Sebastian Magacha, Leonard Zhakata, Nicholas “Madzibaba” Zakaria, Peter Moyo, Somandla Ndebele, Victor kunonga (jazz), Trevor Dongo, Tambaoga will play on the same side.

Flamboyant singer Energy Mutodi of the “Chigorodanda” fame is set to feature at the match for the first time.

To complete the line-up there will be promoters Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza and Josh Hozheri. The team has its own talented players in the mould of Victor, Tambaoga,

Zhakata and Baba Charamba who has goalkeeping tactics.

Word doing the rounds is that Pastor Charamba always prays before, during and after the match so that no goal is scored past him. Macheso who plays as a striker is a crowd favourite whenever he is in possession of the ball despite his technical inadequacies.

The dancehall team which is made up of “Jah Man” as they are commonly known in other circles, will be led by none other than Winky D aka the Ninja President or is it, the self-proclaimed “Messi Wereggae” .

The Ninja president will play forward alongside King Shaddy, one of the few musicians who is also endowed with football talent. But somewhere in the middle of the park will be the likes of Kinna, Soul Jah Love, Freeman, Dhadza Dee and Shinsoman.

Zim-dancehall backline will comprise Sniper Storm aka “The General, Killer T”, Guspy Warrior, Jay C and Godfatha Templeman, Ricky Fire and Garry B.

Source : The Herald

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