Women’s league set to resume

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THE Zimbabwe Women’s Super League is set to start sometime next month following a year’s break.

THANDIWE MOYO
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Teams in the league last played matches in 2012 under the then Mavis Gumbo-led executive.

Women’s football league boss Miriam Sibanda yesterday confirmed the start of the league.

“The league will start sometime in June after the African Women’s Nations Cup qualifier and when the team is back from Zambia,” she said.

The Mighty Warriors were beaten 0-1 by Zambia on Sunday and are set for the return leg away in a fortnight.

Sibanda said they were also waiting for the date for the final of the NetOne Knockout Tournament.

“We are waiting for the sponsor NetOne to set the dates for the final of the Knockout Tournament. When we have finalised that then we can start organising the league,” she said.

Black Rhinos will play Inline Academy in the final of the NetOne Knockout Tournament.

Sibanda said they were hoping to do well in Zambia and that she was convinced the technical team will get a positive result.

“I have a problem with people who go into panic mode when a team loses. There are three possible outcomes when a team plays and we need to be prepared for a win, loss or draw. It is not so much why we lost, but how we get better. There needs to be a technical introspection where we ask where they were better and what we could do to improve,” she said.

Sibanda added: “I am sure if we go into the game with the right frame of mind from both the players and the technical team, we will get a positive result.”

If Zimbabwe beat Zambia they will play in the finals to be held in Namibia from October 11-15.