For the first time Manicaland Regional Campus made use of home advantage to scoop the overall first prize of the fifth edition of the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) Vice Chancellor’s Games which they hosted in Mutare this week.
The Regional Campus dominated most of the sporting events which saw them amassing at total of eight gold medals ahead of powerhouses Bulawayo and Harare, who scooped seven and six gold medals respectively.
However, all the three Regional Campuses amassed a total of 17 medals all in all.
Speaking on behalf of Acting Vice Chancellor, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Gabriel Kabanda said other Regional Campuses which were yet to host the games must emulate Manicaland who were able to make use of home advantage to outshine Bulawayo and Harare that have been dominant since the inception of the games in Masvingo in 2013.
Apart from dominating in athletic events, ball games and indoor games, Manicaland Regional Campus scooped the Music and Choral as well as the Traditional Dance Awards.