Former BPA players join SA clubs
FORMER Bulawayo Pool Association (BPA) trio of Geshem Nesh, Joseph Mwanza and Nicodemous Charundura are now plying their trade in South Africa where they recently joined professional pool clubs.
Nesh signed for Planet Pool Club in Edenvale four months ago while Mwanza and Charundura now do duty for Ndofaya Pool Club who are registered with the Soweto Pool Association.
In the local pool scene, Nesh and Mwanza turned out for defending champions Kings, while Charandura was on the books of Lounge Sharks.
Asked how he would compare Zimbabwe’s billiards stands to those of Mzansi, Nesh said: “In Zimbabwe we are a bit behind with things to do with professionalism and tactical ability.
“Pool is a respected sport in South Africa, clubs have a particular dress code when going for matches.
“During games players are not disturbed at all whether through verbal attacks or actions.
“We should try and emulate that as Zimbabweans.”
They have since made good contacts with National Blackball Federation of South Africa president Saths Reggw who doubles up as All Africa Pool Association vice president.
South Africa will soon be going to Ireland for a contest and in 2017, Zimbabwe will be sending a team to Uganda for the National Pool Champions. — @FungaiMuderere