ZIMBABWE women’s rugby sevens team captain Charity Mucucuti has promised a polished perfomance from the side ahead of the Africa women’s championships set for Police Grounds in the capital between September 17-18.
BY EVANS GUTSA
Eight teams from Africa are participating in the event and these include host Zimbabwe,South Africa, Madagascar, Tunisia, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia.
The ladies Cheeters are already in camp in the capital since last week and the morale is high as evidenced by the workouts they put in the practise sessions.
Captain Mucucuti acknowledges the threat poised by the other seven teams but bemoaned that they are working hard to win the championships.
“This is not our first time to compete in the African women’s sevens championships but the only difference is when participated before, all the African Country’s were there but this time around only the top 8 will compete, which means it’s going to be more Competitive but as the host’s we have an advantage of playing on the home ground and as we expect a large turnout of supporters to rally behind us,”she admitted.
She also noted that the championships will be an eye opener to all other girls in the country that indeed the sport can be girl friendly.
“It also puts us on the map to expose better rugby to the girl child especially the school girls,” she added.
The captain also said that the preparations are going on smoothly and dismissed the underdog tag being stamped on her ladies side.
“The preparations are going well as everybody is focused and excited as we approach the tournament.We have new blood in the team so most of them it will be their first time to play against such big teams of Africa,” she concluded.