Hornets coach in good start

Newly-appointed Harare City Hornets coach Samuel Mutsvanga began his career at the club on a high note leading the municipal side to a win in the first league game of the season when they hammered Rockets 70-27 at the weekend.

BY GARISH PHIRI

Mutsvanga came in to replace Langton Moyo, who had finished last season in second position behind Foxes in the Harare Basketball Association (HBA) league.

He was pleased with the way his team started as they seek glory this term having last won the league title in 2016.

Mutsvanga is still assessing the personnel at his disposal to see if it is good enough to bring him the success that his new job demands. He was delighted as his side managed to emerge victorious despite noting some negative aspects.

“It feels great. I am happy and I am happy with the players. It has been really hard in the past three weeks, where we had to train a lot in preparation for the start of the season.

“We still have a long way to go. I could actually see some of the guys getting tired during the game, so we have a couple of hours and some serious work to do,” he said.

With the change in the technical department after such a solid season by the team was a clear message by the owners that they are not content with finishing second. Mutsvanga is determined to help the team reclaim honours.

Weekend Results

Women: G. Academy 19-44 Dreen Stars. FML Ladies 37-24 Mabvuku, Bunnies 31-46 Harare City Hornets, CUT 0-20 Vixens, Lynx 34-39 Hustlers, Arcadia Bucs 31-86 HLF Raiderz

Men: GV Rockets 27-70 Harare City Hornets, UZ Stars 28-75 Foxes, Hustlers 56-54, leopards Academy 62-57, Cameo 51-59 HLF Raiderz

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