Railstars bank on home return


Netball giants Railstars return to action when they take on Black Mambas Queens in a Zimbabwe Netball Association Women’s Super League tie on Saturday at Raylton Sports Club.

The reigning national champions have not played at Raylton since June as most of their matches had been postponed with teams failing to travel to Bulawayo citing transport problems.

Railstars are the only netball team in the league from Bulawayo and teams from Harare have been reluctant to travel to the City of Kings and Queens to fulfil their fixtures.

In their last home game Railstars beat Shamva 70-13.
Railstars coach Janota Phiri on Thursday said they were hoping to continue with their winning ways.

“The team has been playing very well.

“That is why we have not lost a match. We are going to fight hard to ensure that we maintain our winning formula. We want to ensure we retain the league title,” he said.

Last Saturday, Railstars walloped Jazeera Queens 72-11 in Harare.

In their previous games they thumped Rainbow 89-6 before they dismissed Stanbic Thunder 49-29 in Harare.

They top the log table with 38 points in 19 matches while Nehanda Nyakasikana trail by two points from the same number of matches.

Black Mambas Queens are on position seven on the log-standings with 26 points in 24 matches.

In their first encounter against Mambas in June, Railstars won the match 48-21.