National pool team leaves for Zambia

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By Jotham Gutsa
A HIGHLY confident Zimbabwe pool team left the country today to participate at the All-Africa Pool Association 2022 Games scheduled for this weekend in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Zimbabwe national team, popularly known as “Fish Eagles”, will join Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Eswatini, Tanzania, Botswana, Morocco and Liberia.

The winner of the tournament will represent the continent at the Blackball Championships to be held in Albi, France, from October 8 to 15 this year.

The Fish Eagles are composed of eight men and 10 women drawn from the length and breadth of the country and will carry the nation’s flag at the games, which are returning after two years due to COVID-19.

Zimbabwe Pool Association expressed confidence that the team would not disappoint in Lusaka.

“Moral in camp is high. The players are raring to go and represent the country with pride in Zambia. The team is composed of experienced and upcoming players and we looking forward that these players will come out victors at the tournament. They are definitely going to leave a mark at the tournament,” it said.

Zimbabwe squad:

Men: Charles Simango, Adriel Shamhu, Onida Timothy, Anthony Sibanda, Hardlife Magocha, Polite Manavele, Clifford Changunda, Morris Chinogwira,

Women: Christine Sengwe, Charity Ncube, Primrose Chitura, Prisca Mujakachi, Plaxedes Tavengwa, Reya Chitokwani, Petronella Sibanda, Brenda Mukomba, Priscilla Chisoro, Thandekile Sibanda

Technical team:

Head of delegation: Wellington Chikasha

Team manager: Brighton Moyo

Team coach: Edmar Nhakuza

Welfare manager: Keith Goto

Media liaison officer: Francis Mukwekwe

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