Zimbabwe govt to clear netball team’s support challenges

The Zimbabwe government has assured to clear uncoordinated allowance payment issues faced by the country’s netball flag carrier “Zim Gems”.

Minister of Sports Kirsty Coventry made the assurance on the arrival of the Gems from the world tournament in Liverpool, where it finished at 8th position out of 16 contestants.

She said the government was working around the clock to recognize the team appropriately, and reward the team for its for it’s inspired performance in Liverpool.

“We will have some exciting things to show you our gratitude and appreciation for all your hard work,” she Said.

Among other initiatives, Coventry, promised that communication on support for the team would from now onwards be made in time to avoid inconveniences characterised the Gems’ recent trip.

“I remember, we discussed these issues during your first training last year after you had qualified for the tournament but we eventually came late with support.

“Moving forward, we need to improve on communication especially through the Sports Recreation Commission (SRC), and the National federation on the upcoming events and needed funding to build professionalism among our prayers,” she said.

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