By Sports writer.
LUSUMBAMI Queens netball club’s star continues to rise as it is now a force to reckon with on the national netball map if their performance at the recent national netball league games held in Ruwa is anything to go by.
The community club, solely formed to empower the girl child through sport, is participating in the Glow Petroleum Rainbow Netball League, which is being played under the bubble (pooling of teams) format.
Recently, the club stunned their adversaries in Ruwa, a small town on the outskirts of Harare when they beat Ruwa Queens (46 – 29) and Nemamwa Queens (27-0) before silencing Agape Queens in Chitungwiza with a 35-23 victory score line to collect all six points.
Lusumbami Queens chairperson Thembinkosi Muremba is happy with the club’s rise from obscurity.
“Our team is rising and we are pleased with their performance, however, we face a significant challenge of not having an official sponsor as we rely on donations,” he said.
“As a club we pray that support keeps coming from well-wishers to keep the team participating in netball activities both locally and nationally,” said Muremba.
He expressed deep gratitude to the Colliery and its mining contractor Hwange Coal Unification Investments, for their generous donations that enabled them to fulfil the trip to Ruwa. The club remains hopeful that other entities around Hwange will get on-board to assist the club going forward.
Lusumbami Queens are optimistic that they can continue the good form this upcoming weekend when they travel to Harare to face Correctional Services Queens, Support Unit, Golden Valley Queens and Shamva Queens.
Marble Nyika coaches the club, with Caroline Chitare coming in also as a player coach while the executive chaired by Muremba also has Fred Mudado (organising secretary) and Juliet Phiri (team manager). Pamela Mhlanga is the Lusumbami Queens captain.