Zimbabwe retained the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation Games winning it for a record sixth time at the 2022 edition which ended on Thursday in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
Zimbabwe had a 77 total medal overhaul comprising of 24 gold, 34 silver and 19 bronze. Hosts Tanzania who gave Zimbabwe competition in the early stages of the tournament before giving in, came second with a total of 44 medals 21 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze.
Namibia came third followed by Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Zimbabwe Republic Police Superintendent in Charge of Sports, Abel Chimukoko said Zimbabwe’s victory is a testimony of the police force as a dominant entity in sports development.
“It wasn’t easy but we managed to achieve this success because of the efforts that we put in the preparations. We had three months in camp and it paid dividends. This is a victory not only of the Zimbabwe Republic Police but for all Zimbabweans,” Chimukoko said.
“I would also want to thank all our sponsors because we were the smartest country here. It’s not like I’m blowing my own trumpet praising ourselves but as Zimbabwe we dominated in most sporting codes. We need to applaud ourselves as a country. I want to thank the nation for the support and I urge them to continue supporting us as we help to develop sport in the country.”
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