By Skilder Makona
The Zimbabwe Under-21 men national handball side is now back in full training after a long spell of inactivity as the team gears up for a tournament set for South Africa next month.
The team was in a three day camp which ended in Harare this Sunday as part of preparations for the Abahlobo Handball Tournament slated for Cape Town from the 21st to the 25th of next month.
The tournament is expected to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the team while also setting the tone for the International Handball Federation Zone VI Challenge Trophy to be staged in Zimbabwe at a date yet to be announced.
“As part of our national long-term development strategy, we as the Zimbabwe Handball Federation saw it fit to regroup and work with the boys as part of our Vision 2024 drive.
“It was indeed a difficult period for us marred by long spells of inactivity owing to COVID-19 but we are glad to be back on the courts as we work to achieve our desired goal of bringing the best out of these boys and make a strong Zimbabwean side which will compete and or match International standards,” said Zimbabwe Handball Federation Secretary General Edison Chirowodza.
However, the camp was also part of preparations for the Capetown Abaholobo Handball Tournament coming up next month, he added.
The team camp was conducted by local coaches Innocent Kanosvova and Farai Malvin Mukundu with Swiss coach Rolf Haussener expected to take the team for another drill early next month.
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