Zim netball’s very own N’Golo Kante

Veronica Gwaze
ZRP Mambas Netball Queen Cynthia ‘Vz’ Gamuchirai could be Zimbabwe’ s own N’Golo Kanté; a key player who plays a humble top notch style and yet remains uncelebrated.

The unsung netballer who celebrated her birthday in style, two weeks ago, as she defended her side to victory against bitter rivals Harare City Queens did it again yesterday.

She shot the police side to a 72-31 victory over Rio Zim Effel Flats in Kadoma yesterday.

In the lopsided battle; the first half had Gamuchirai who is also the national team Goal Keeper playing Goal Shooter to convert every pass that came into her hands to a 26 scores without a single miss.

Coming back from a 27-17 half time lead, bench Pauline Jani came onboard with Gamuchirai having to revert back to defense.

Adding a tight grip to the opponents shooting ring, Vz silently gave both rival shooters a torrid time.

Police side coach, Talent Museka was a satisfied man, and one would be hard pressed to find a reason he shouldn’t after watching such a display.

“After beating Harare City Queens, two weeks ago, moral has been high in the club and which i believe that has had a huge impact on all the games we have played since.

“However, credit were it is due; Gamuchirai proved that she is a utility player today, and we are sure our future is bright with her,” said Museka.

Rio Zim Effel Flats Queens team manager Patricia Manoto who was the acting coach, said, despite losing to the uniformed side, her charges performed beyond her expectations.

“Mambas is a very story team and today we were actually not expecting victory.

“The 72-31 scoreline is definitely not what we had in mind, but we are gunning for a spot in the top four,” she said.

With seven games to go, Mambas are second on the log with 29 points after 15 games.

Harare City Queens reach at the top with 37 points.

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