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Team Zimbabwe UK has confirmed that Nottingham City will host this year’s Zimbabwe Community Independence Day Celebrations in the UK. The event will be held on Sunday the 17th of April 2016 at the Forest Recreation GroundNG7 6HB. The programme on the day will include the much publicised 12 Team Football Tournament, where teams will battle for the right to win the prestigious Zimbabwe Independence Day Trophy plus cash prize money sponsored by Flexi Coventry Limited.

Zimbabwe turns 36 this year. The country has enjoyed 36 solid years of self-rule following a protracted armed struggle that led to final decolonisation from British rule in April 1980. Despite attaining its Independence, Zimbabwe has had its trials and tribulations as a country, glory days in the 80s and early 90s followed by the worst times under unprecedented economic sanctions imposed  by the Western in the last decade.  Despite these upheavals Zimbabweans both at home and abroad in the Diaspora have remained united in solidarity recognising the value of celebrating the birth of their beautiful country real name Zimbaremabwe “The House of Stone”




Team Zimbabwe UK CEO Marshall Gore one of the organisers of the event said

It’s important for Diasporas to remain connected with mother country wholeheartedly. Celebrating Independence together as a community gives us an opportunity to identify with the nation, to honour and to cherish our history and journey to freedom. Most importantly I see Independence as symbol of unit, a day of togetherness for the sack of nationhood. It’s the day that qualifies us to work together in recognising Zimbabwe as a country irrespective of our political, ethnical or racial differences”

The program at The Forest Recreation Ground will start at 12pm and will include Gochi Gochi/BBQ, Kids entertainment, and music from popular Nottingham JD Cool Kudzai and will also see the delivery of the official Independence Message from his HE President Robert Mugabe.

This year’s event is sponsored Zimbabwean owned care services company Flexi Coventry Limited. The company has earned its reputation in proving excellent packages of care in Coventry and the whole of the Midlands County area. Mrs Loreen Marufu from Flexi Coventry Limited spoke about their motivation and delight in sponsoring the event “Our decision to sponsor the event has been driven by our desire to support the Zimbabwean community. As an ethically-led company we believe in corporate social responsibility. By supporting this event - inclusive of all Zimbabweans - we can help many in the community on this special day. Good luck to all the teams competing and to Team Zimbabwe UK for organising the event”




In addition to Flexi Coventry Limited the Zimbabwe Independence is also supported by other UK based companies the following included Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan; Virtual Media Technologies; ZymPay; Pamutengo Radio Station; BhoraAfrica .com and Greenshoot Specialist Care Services Ltd.


Team Zimbabwe UK Chairman Liberty Masunda a former Zimbabwe National Team Player has urged all the UK Diaspora Zimbabwean to come in large numbers and celebrate Uhuru day on Sunday. Masunda thanked the Nottingham Zimbabwe community for their support in securing the venue and mobilising logistics on the ground. He singled our Mr Mandaza (local community leader) and Gochi Gochi guru Makeke for their dedicated input in ensuring that Nottingham are deserved host this year.

Last year the prestigious Independence trophy was won by Rainbow FC from Manchester. They beat Flexi Coventry FC in the final. The Team Zimbabwe UK technical teams will also use the tournament as a scouting opportunity for players ahead of the coming Inner City World Cup and UK AFCON Tournament. Team Zimbabwe UK Director of Football Trevor Kenneth said they are taking the tournament seriously and his scouting team will be eagerly looking for talent to include in the Zimbabwe Diaspora National Team.




Tournament Draw Parings

Group A: Flexi Coventry FC; Three Ways Shipping; FC Mandela; Malawi Notts FC; Derby Warriors and Nottingham Zim FC


Group B: Rainbow FC; Leicester Izinyoka FC; Zim Saints FC; Team Dynamos FC; Zim Stevenage FC; Huddersfield FC

Event Details: Date: Sunday 17th of April 2016. (11.30am till late) Venue Address:Forest Recreation GroundGregory Boulevard Nottingham NG7 6HB .

 Team Zimbabwe Contact Details: Marshall Gore 07828068585; Thomas Thomik 07905619259 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:

Zimbabwe Independence Official Sponsors Flexi Coventry Limited

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