Tsholot­sho Pi­rates knock on Byo league

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

NEWLY formed Tsholot­sho Pi­rates Net­ball Queens will be out to prove a point against High­landers Queens when the two teams meet for the first time in a mini­tour­na­ment to be held at the High­landers Club house to­mor­row morn­ing.

A lot will be ex­pected from Tsholot­sho Pi­rates as they seek to prove their strength be­fore reg­is­ter­ing in the Bu­l­awayo Net­ball League.

Tsholot­sho Pi­rates di­rec­tor Melusi Nde­bele said High­landers should not ex­pect an easy match on the courts as they are bring­ing a strong squad.

“The team is com­ing to Bu­l­awayo in full force. The girls are well pre­pared be­cause we will be out to prove that we are wor­thy to be in the Bu­l­awayo Net­ball League.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Bu­l­awayo net­ball rules we are re­quired to play with af­fil­i­ated teams to test our strength be­fore reg­is­ter­ing in the main league.

“We have been pre­par­ing our­selves by par­tic­i­pat­ing in other com­pe­ti­tions in Tsholot­sho and I think judg­ing from our per­for­mances, we are on the right track.

“At one time we were los­ing fi­nal­ists even though we were miss­ing some key play­ers due to work com­mit­ments.

“Now that we are hav­ing the full team, our op­po­nent should ex­pect a tough en­counter,” said Nde­bele.

Tsholot­sho Pi­rates was formed in July this year. High­landers net­ball team man­ager Then­jiwe Mpofu said the new­com­ers should not ex­pect any special treat­ment from them.

“We want to wel­come the new guys (Tsholot­sho) with a big win. They are a small team so we are go­ing to show them how tough the league is.

“The High­landers fam­ily has been do­ing great in all dis­ci­plines as wit­nessed by our se­nior team’s win against Dy­namos last week. We are go­ing to crush them,” she said.

Mpofu also said the week­end tour­na­ment would be a prepa­ra­tion for the High­landers @90 cel­e­bra­tions tour­na­ment to be played on Septem­ber 24 — @ khumza­llen.

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