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.
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