By Lawrence Trusida
Team Zimbabwe has settled well in Maseru, Lesotho ahead of the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region five youth games which get underway this Friday.
The Zimbabweans arrived in the mountain kingdom this Wednesday evening via a chartered flight from Harare.
Led by the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry, the 106 athletes in Maseru will represent the country in six sporting disciplines namely, Judo, Boxing, Taekwondo, volleyball, swimming and tennis.
Athletes from other sporting codes which include football, netball, basketball and athletics for the visually impaired could not travel after they failed to meet COVID-19 travel requirements.
The games are set to start this Friday after the official opening ceremony that will be presided over by the Prime Minister of Lesotho, Dr Moeketsi Majoro.
Earlier this Thursday, Minister Kirsty Coventry, along with other sports and culture ministers in the region attended a council of ministers conference on the games and how to preserve the African culture.
The majority of the team is camped at National University of Maseru located in the Roma region on the outskirts of Maseru.
It might be over 1000 kilometres away from Harare but there is so much resemblance of home.
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