All set for netball league kick-off

18 Feb, 2024 - 00:02 0 Views
All set for netball league kick-off

The Sunday News

Shingai Dhlamini, Sports Reporter

MTHALA Queens say they are ready for the Glow Petroleum Rainbow Netball League which starts on 24 February with matches dotted around the country.

Bulawayo will play host to some of the games in a bubble format that the league has since adopted allowing one venue to have a number of teams from different areas. This allows fans to watch not only their team but others contesting against each other.

Sponsors Petroleum Glow pay for all the expenses. Team director, Nothando Nkomo on Thursday declared to Zimpapers Sports Hub that they are ready to take to the courts on Saturday. Nkomo disclosed that they have two players not training with the club because they are with the national Under-21 side that is preparing for international games.

“The problem we have at the moment is that we have two players who are in Harare with the Under-21 tournament and some players left the club because of lack of sponsorship, if we do not get new players soon I will have to join the girls and play,” said Nkomo.

Team captain Terry-Anne Dube confirmed that their biggest challenge was players leaving the club because of poor  sponsorship.

“We just hope the players who are left won’t leave for paying teams,” said Terry-Anne.

“We got promoted last year in February to play premier netball that’s the Super League in netball coming from the social ranks and we were top five out of 18 teams,” said the team captain.

Nkomo believes that her team can produce positive results and her wish for the team is to grow and be able to win the league title.

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