Lady Cheetahs brace for Southern Africa Sevens Tournament

By ZBC Reporter

The Zimbabwe women rugby sevens side, the Lady Cheetahs have stepped up preparations for the Southern Africa Sevens set for Lesotho this weekend.

The Southern Africa Sevens will serve as the World Cup pre-qualifiers with an added significance in that the Lady Cheetahs need to win to qualify for the Africa Cup set for August this year.

The team has been training daily to try and cover lost ground since there was not much action on the rugby field, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coach, Derrick Chiwara has named a team of 12 players with a mixture of seniors and new blood.

“The mixture is good the seniors have a lot to offer and the youngsters are hungry and the good thing is the older guys are willing to learn from the youngsters,” he said.

The coach is also satisfied with the ground covered so far.

“The girls have been fighting hard it’s been difficult to come up with a final team it’s all shows how hard they have been fighting to represent their nation and I can safely say this is the best team we have out in a while,” he added.

Margret Magwaro and Lindiwe Muremenyu will be the co-captains of the team that has multi-talented Precious Marange, who also represents the country in cricket, fellow seniors Robyn Mhembere and Gladys Mukome, and youngsters Caroline Malenga, Peace Sithole, Nikita Kuleya and Delight Mukomondo.