October 31, 2019

Focus shifts to hornets

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Mugove Chigada

HARARE City Hornets Chairperson, Sani Mbofana, believes they have what it takes to do well at the FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup 2019 in Madagascar.

After seeing the men’s national champions Mercenaries come third in South Africa last week, The Lady Hornets are determined to do better from
December 6 to 15.Mbofana told ZTN that good preparations will help them make an impact at Palais des Sports Mahamasima in Antananarivo.

“Harare City Hornets have been to the Club Champions twice and I think
we now have the experience on how to run with what is required for a team to just to do justice to qualification.“The only minus is that we are taking the girls for the first time. The secret is adequate preparations and once this is done any team can go out there and compete and do it so well,” Mbofana said.

He added that they know what they are up against at a competition where teams from Mozambique rule. “These competitions were run concurrently and twice we watched ladies teams and appreciated the level of competition in the continent.

“Sub-Sahara has Mozambique and Angola as powerhouses. For the record, Mozambique are the current champions. We have what it takes to compete with them,” he said.

Strengthening the team, Mbofana said, was up to the coaches. “I am thinking this is an area best tackled by the coaches. But from where I stand we have one team that has beaten all and sundry and very convincingly for that matter. I can safely say we have all the arsenal we need for this competition,” he said.

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