It was one of the best week for Zimbabwean sports lovers from having the first sports association exhibiting at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair to the Under 18 and U-21 boys handball teams taking part in the IHF International Handball Federation Youth Competition, Zimbabwe hosting the All Africa Korfball World Cup Qualifiers, Zimbabwe Volleyball Association hosting the Zimbabwe Open 2018 to Zimbabwe sending representative to the World Amateur Chess Championships and Africa Judo Championship.
Zimbabwe Volleyball Association was the only sports association exhibiting at this year Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. Dubbed taking volleyball to the people ZVA Zimbabwe Volleyball Association were educating people about the ever growing game of volleyball.
As Zimbabwe Volleyball Association were exhibiting at the ZITF they was a National Basic Volleyball course in Bulawayo, the course seeks to impart basic coaching skills to coaches who mainly work with young athletes. Veteran coach Innocent Moyo was under the guidance of the National Basic Volleyball course.
Zimbabwe U-18 and U-21 boys handball teams took part in the International Handball Federation IHF Youth Competition which serves as qualifiers of the World Youth Cup and World Junior Championship 2019. Great performance from the boys with the Zimbabwe U-18 winning bronze and the U-21 came fourth after they lost to South Africa 37-33
Zimbabwe hosted the All Africa Korfball World Cup Qualifiers Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex. History was made as Zimbabwe qualified for the World Korfball Cup to be hosted by South Africa in July 2019
In chess Zimbabwean Lawrence Tavagwisa won bronze Medal at the World Amateur Chess Championships in Italy. Lawrence became the second Zimbabwe to win a medal at the World Amateur Chess Championship after Farai Mandizha swooped silver during the 2004 edition which had African players swooping all medals. Lawrence received his medal and a CM (Candidate Masters) title.
In Judo Zimbabwean Christi Rose won silver at the Africa Judo Championship in Morocco.
The Zimbabwe Women T20 Challenge kicked off yesterday with Zimbabwe winning all games against Tanzania and Namibia. Special thanks goes to the Zimbabwe Women Rugby team that came out to support the Lady Chevrons. For more details of the tournament check the poster below
It was Day 2 of the Zimbabwe National Women Soccer League on Saturday.
Match Day 2 #ZNWSL
Full time Results
A TOTAL OF 41 GOALS SCORED IN 8 GAMES
Borrow Jets 0 – 2 Weerams
ZRP Mambas 2- 4 Correctional Queens
ZRP Hre 0-0 Cyclone Stars
Herentals 1-1 Swallows Queens
Zvishavane 0-3 MSU
Harare City 6-0 Conduit
Hearts of oak 0-19 Black Rhinos
Auckland 3-0 Faith Drive
Highest scorer in Match Day 2 had a double hat trick (6) and that was Felistas Muzongondi
Zimbabwe Volleyball Association also hosted the annual Zimbabwe Open in Gweru. This year the competition comprised 8 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams. Harare City Ladies and UZ Wolves the clubs that represented Zone 6 at this year CAVB African Club Championships won the tournament.
1. Harare City
2. UZ Wolves
3. Support Unit
1. UZ Wolves
2. Black Rhinos
In Hockey St John’s College brought in two Dutch coaches to train school children. St John’s college have also sponsored two of Zimbabwe developing hockey teams.
To rugby the Dairibord Schools Rugby Festival is currently underway and yesterday we saw primary school battling it out and Highlands Primary School came first sad to note that no primary school girls team took part in the tournament.