Cheetahs intensify preparations Monaco World Rugby Sevens

By Skilder Makona
THE Zimbabwe rugby sevens side, the Cheetahs have intensified preparations for next month’s Monaco World Rugby Sevens which is the final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Zimbabwe senior men rugby sevens side, the Cheetahs are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to book a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Cheetahs have now shifted their training camp to Cape Town, South Africa where they will rub shoulders with the big boys of rugby in Africa.
“As you know our Cheetahs tram is going to Repechage in June so what Rugby Africa did was to allow three African nations which is Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda to take part in a 5 day camp in Cape Town South Africa to best prepare for the tourney which is on the 19th and 20th of June in Monaco France. As you know that Kenya has already qualified but it will mean a lot if we have a second African nation going through to the Olympics Japan 2020. It’s a huge step for Zimbabwe and with the new technical team which we have appointed last year, it is a good base for them to build upon and take us to the future. The preparations were difficult due to COVID-19 but generally we are good and the chances are high for Zimbabwe to qualify for the Tokyo games,” said Sifiso Made, Zimbabwe Rugby Union CEO
With Kenya having already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Zimbabwe is also eyeing to become the second African country to make it to the global sporting spectacle.
Meanwhile, the Cheetahs left Harare for a one-week training camp in Cape Town, South Africa where they will play Kenya and Uganda.