The gift of lead­er­ship

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too was like a gift to her,” added Mu­sonda.

Hav­ing made her in­ter­na­tional de­but as a teenager, some twelve years ago when Zim­babwe toured Kenya, Mu­sonda be­lieves each and ev­ery game that she has played since then will come in handy dur­ing her ten­ure as cap­tain. Yes, ex­pe­ri­ence will be key. “Ev­ery game I played since my de­but has been a learn­ing curve for me, re­gard­less of the re­sult.

“All that ex­pe­ri­ence will come in handy dur­ing the course of my cap­taincy,” she said. Un­for­tu­nately, Mu­sonda barely has time to savour the mo­ment, as her first as­sign­ment as skip­per will be when Zim­babwe tours Namibia this week.

The Lady Chevrons are ex­pected to tour the South­ern African na­tion for a five Twenty-20 se­ries slated for Jan­uary 5 to10.

How­ever, Mu­sonda is al­ready look­ing past the se­ries, as her eyes seem to be firmly fixed on the 2021 World Cup.

The re­gional qual­i­fiers will be held mid next year.

“One can never be a 100% pre­pared for such a task, but the dream and goal is to make it to the world cup,” said the skip­per.

“This dream alone has shifted my mind-set and at­ti­tude.

“My level of pre­pared­ness is next to none.

“It’s a team goal, and has been my long term per­sonal goal for some time,” said the right handed- batswoman.

On a per­sonal note, Mu­sonda re­cently grad­u­ated with a De­gree in Busi­ness Fi­nance and is now pursuing a Mas­ter’s De­gree in De­vel­op­ment Fi­nance with a South African Univer­sity.

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