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Soccer Coach Launches HIV Awareness Campaign for Zimbabwean Youth

Former coach Moses Chunga of Zimbabwe's Gunners Football Club, sidelined by a contract dispute with the team, has launched an HIV/AIDS awareness initiative targeting youths.

Chunga says he was touched by the plight of the young who are succumbing to the disease and hopes to educate them on life skills with a particular emphasis on HIV risks. He has joined hands with other professional athletes to get the program off the ground.

He told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that he has been encouraged by the way the initiative is been embraced by youths and hopes it will help a population that is highly vulnerable to the deadly disease.

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