Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
THE Zimbabwe senior netball team, the Gems, are determined to end their campaign at the World Cup on a high when they take on Barbados this Friday in the 13th place Play-Off at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa.
Zimbabwe went to the World Cup campaign targeting a top-four finish but that has proved to be an impossible mission with the Gems failing to match their ambitions and performance.
The Gems lost all the group matches, but improved in the second round, giving them a chance to fight for 13th position.
Zimbabwe face a familiar foe in Barbados, a side they lost to in the group stages but the team is putting all the setbacks behind them.
The match against Barbados will be Zimbabwe’s last encounter at the 2023 Netball World Cup.