Zim pool ladies wary of SA side

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

THE Zim­babwe na­tional ladies pool team be­lieves South Africa will be their big­gest threat at the Al­lAfrica Black­ball Cham­pi­onship set for Kam­pala, Uganda, next month.

Be­sides be­ing the tour­na­ment’s de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, the South African ladies also con­quered the world at the global fi­nals held re­cently.

Zim­babwe team cap­tain Chris­tine Sengwa, how­ever, said they will not show South Africa any re­spect when the tour­na­ment gets un­der­way in Kam­pala as they were look­ing for­ward to carv­ing their own piece of history.

“The only team we have to work harder to beat is South Africa, as their ladies’ team just took a gold medal re­cently at the World Cup, mean­ing they will be in top form. Last year we got sil­ver, so we believe we can do way bet­ter this year,” said Sengwa, who is one of the top pool play­ers in the coun­try.

The Bu­l­awayo-based Sengwa is also the Zim­babwe Pool Play­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion trea­surer.

Team Zim­babwe, com­pris­ing nine men and seven ladies, is set to go into camp in Harare on Oc­to­ber 28 un­til their de­par­ture for Uganda.

The squad has se­cured kit spon­sor­ship from Kings Billiards Bu­l­awayo through God­frey Kondo, who has also helped se­cure air tick­ets for the team from ZLG.

Other coun­tries ex­pected to take part in the con­ti­nen­tal tour­na­ment are Egypt, Tan­za­nia, Kenya, DRC, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons South Africa, Malawi, Morocco, Nige­ria and Libya.

The tour­na­ment is held un­der the aus­pices of the All-Africa Pool As­so­ci­a­tion (AAPA), whose aims and ob­jec­tives are to en­cour­age, pro­mote, de­velop, ad­vance, ad­min­is­ter, con­trol and unite all cue sports within Africa.

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