Netball league explodes


Reigning netball national champions Railstars return to action this Saturday when they meet Jazeera Queens in the Zimbabwe Netball Association Super League tie at Dzivaresekwa Grounds in Harare.

They have been missing league action as three of their players Pepertua Siyachitema, Pauline Jani and Daphne Agere were part of the netball team that was representing the country in the just-ended All-Africa Games in Mozambique.

Railstars coach Janota Phiri was in the technical department for the national team in the games.

Railstars organising secretary Khathazile Kulube on Wednesday said they were ready for the games despite inactivity over the few weeks.

“We have not been playing any league games of late. But we are ready for our game against Jazeera Queens as we have been training very hard. We have a league game, we do not want to be humiliated by any team,” she said.

Kulube said they were working hard as a team as they have outstanding games in the league matches to fulfil.

Railstars have had some of their league games cancelled as most teams from outside Bulawayo have failed to turn up citing transport problems.
“We have eight outstanding fixtures in the league. We have also been preparing for all these games as well,” she said.

In their last league games the Bulawayo side thumped Rainbow 89-6 before they dismissed Stanbic Thunder 49-29 in Harare.

Their tie against City of Harare in the capital was cancelled after the Harare side failed to pitch up at the match venue last month.

Railstars have been in superb form this season winning all home and away matches with 15 wins to date.

They have beaten teams like Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Chinhoyi Queens and Zimbabwe Republic Police among others.

In the first match played at Raylton Sports Club Railstars beat Jazeera Queens by an embarrassing scoreline of 73-4.

Nomvuyo Sikhosana, Zanele Ngwenyama and Melody Ncube are some of the players for the champions.