Zimbabwe National Army sports clubs continue to do well in their respective leagues across the country. Below are some picks of the organisation’s top performing disciplines.
Black Rhinos Football Club capped a fair season in the top flight league with a final match day 1-0 win over Ngezi Platinum at Baobab Stadium 24 November 2018. The Army side finished a credible seventh in the 16 team Premier Soccer League.
Elsewhere, 5 Infantry Brigade’s Tongogara Football Club failed to secure a ticket to the top flight league on the last day of the campaign after falling to eventual Central Region Division One winners Telone Football Club 1-0 at Ascot Stadium. Elsewhere 1 Infantry Brigade’s Indlovu Iyanyathela and 3 Infantry Brigade based Buffaloes did well in the Southern and Eastern Region Division One leagues respectively. Indlovu finished sixth while Buffaloes finished eighth.
The Volleyball team had a fine season and finished a credible second behind UZ Wolves. The team was set to represent the country in the Regional Zone Six Championships held from 28 November to 7 December 2018 in South Africa alongside UZ Wolves and third placed Harare City but could not make it due to logistical constraints. The team is surely on its way to becoming a volleyball powerhouse once again.
Black Rhinos Queens Football Club continue to dominate the local women’s football arena as they look set to clinch the 2018 Zimbabwe Women’s League once again. The club has won the championship consecutively in recent seasons.
At the time of writing the queens had amassed an unassailable 73 points from 26 games with their closest rivals Harare City Queens having collected 61 points. Out of the 26 games, Black Rhinos Queens had won 24, drawn once and lost once. The club’s striker Felistas Muzongondi is the league’s top goal scorer as she has scored a massive 38 goals in this year’s campaign.
Black Rhinos Queens have in the past contributed the bulk of the players that made up the Mighty Warriors teams that qualified for and competed in the Women’s World Cup in 2015 and the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2016. Some of the players who shone in this year’s campaign include the Mighty Warriors players Lynett Mutokuto, Emmaculate Msipa, Daisy Kaitano, Muzongondi, Rutendo Makore, Patience Mujuru and Mavis Chirandu. Viola Ndlovu and rising star, 18 year old Christabel Katona also featured prominently. Chief striker Rutendo Makore had a stint in Spain where she featured for Sporting Club De Huelva early this year.