The Zimbabwe women’s team sailed through to the Sevens Rugby Africa Cup after showing predatory behaviour at the pre-qualifying tournament held in Lesotho.
Going into the tournament as underdogs, the Lady Cheetahs displayed a brilliant performance, humiliating the hosts to a 62-0 showdown on day 1 of the tournament.
On the same day, the team also handed out losses to both Namibia and Botswana, whooping them 39-0 each.
Day 2 was not any different as Zimbabwe faced Mauritius in a dead rubber match and won 20-0, marking a record clean sheet for the whole pre-qualifying tournament.
The team captain, Margaret Magwaro applauded the team for their unified efforts.
“The effort and hard work put in by the ladies have brought us good results. I am very proud of our wins and our performance as a team. With seasoned players like Precious Marange and the new addition Precious Chirinda we had a stronger team this time around. We did not concede a single try the whole tournament and this is a record worth mentioning,” said Magwaro.
Magwaro believes they can make it at any stage through hardworking and support from the nation at large.
“We still have a lot to work on because now we have qualified to play the top teams in Africa. We can not afford to celebrate for long as this is the start of our journey. We need the support of the nation for us to get to the next level,” she added.
With such an impressive performance, the team looks forward to the Africa Cup to be played in Uganda, where the top two teams will also qualify for the World Cup