Zim­babwe Women Soc­cer League roars into life

. . . as Faith Drive take on Cy­clone Queens

The Manica Post - - Sport - Fun­gayi Mun­y­oro Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

THE long-awaited Zim­babwe Na­tional Women Foot­ball (ZNWSL) su­per league is set to roar into ac­tion this week­end with a lot of ex­cit­ing matches lined up.

The league kicks off over the week­end with 16 teams tak­ing it to their first round of games.

Women’s foot­ball re­turned last year after a four year ab­sence with what was sup­posed to be a united na­tional league hand-picked from across the coun­try and bankrolled by the foot­ball mother body, but di­vi­sions emerged with the league half­way through.

Zim­babwe Women Foot­ball boss Rose­mary Kanonge con­firmed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments.

“We are go­ing to get the Na­tional Su­per League get­ting un­der­way this week­end and all the clubs and play­ers are very ex­cited. The league drew its 16 teams from dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try as the league is na­tional. There is en­thu­si­asm among the teams and we hope the games will be as ex­cit­ing and that some spon­sors for the league and the clubs will come on board.

“Our play­ers re­ally want to get on with the games and I feel most of the teams are ready. We may face chal­lenges as the league pro­gresses but we are de­ter­mined to get go­ing. We have worked out the fix­ture for the whole sea­son so that they will not be any chal­lenges. We have also trained all the club rep­re­sen­ta­tives to do the on­line reg­is­tra­tion of play­ers for the smooth flow of the league,” she said.

Kanonge added that the league will run till the end of Novem­ber.

The league wel­comes back Bor­row Jets from Bu­l­awayo who pulled out half way through last sea­son and new “girls” Harare City who got pro­moted from the north­ern re­gion.

Mean­while, Mutare’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the Zim­babwe Na­tional Su­per League, Faith Drive will travel all the way to Harare for a date with Cy­clone Stars.

Faith Drive coach Ad­mire Ma­hachi ex­pressed con­fi­dence with his charges.

“We are ready for this sea­son. Our aim is to fin­ish on a re­spec­tive po­si­tion. We want to ex­ceed what we did last sea­son.

“I have drafted in few ju­nior play­ers. I have brought in Alice Moyo, Te­cla Makutya, Pat­tiona Nya­mugure and Greatwin Dzawo. It is an away game but I hope to col­lect max­i­mum points,” he said.

Week­end Fix­ture

Cor­rec­tional Queens vs. ZRP Harare Black Rhi­nos vs. ZRP Queens Blue Swal­low vs. Hearts of Oak Con­duit Soc­cer Academy vs. Herentals Mid­lands State Uni­ver­sity vs. Harare City Queens

Weer­ams vs. Zvisha­vane Pi­rates Auck­land vs. Bor­row Jets Cy­clone Stars vs. Faith Drive

Rose­mary Kanonge

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