Mu­cu­cuti wants to win Sevens Cham­pi­onship

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Re­porter

ZIM­BABWE na­tional women’s rugby sevens’ cap­tain Char­ity Mu­cu­cuti has de­clared that her side won’t be un­der­dogs in the Africa Cup Women’s Sevens Rugby Cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment to be held at the Po­lice Grounds in Harare from Septem­ber 17-18.

South Africa, Mada­gas­car, Tu­nisia, Namibia, Sene­gal, Uganda, Zam­bia and Zim­babwe will be com­pet­ing in the cham­pi­onship.

“This is not our first time to com­pete in the African Women’s Sevens Cham­pi­onship.

‘‘ The only dif­fer­ence is that when we par­tic­i­pated be­fore, there were more coun­tries, but this time only the top eight will com­pete, which means it is go­ing to be more com­pet­i­tive.

‘‘As the host na­tion, we have the ad­van­tage of play­ing at home and we ex­pect a large turnout of sup­port­ers to rally be­hind the Lady Chee­tahs,” Mu­cu­cuti said.

“We have played all the sevens’ teams be­fore and we have new blood in the team.

“For most of them, it will be their first time to play against such big teams in Africa.”

She said such tour­na­ments were good in that they ex­posed the girl child, es­pe­cially school­girls, to qual­ity ladies’ rugby.

Host­ing the tour­na­ment is a ma­jor break­through for Zim­babwe women’s rugby, which has ex­pe­ri­enced a steady growth over the years — @ khumza­llen.

Na­tional women’s rugby sevens’ cap­tain Char­ity Mu­cu­cuti

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