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Zimbabwe prepare for inaugural Cestoball World Cup

Story by Lawrence Trusida, Sports Editor
THE Zimbabwe Cestoball national teams are in camp preparing for the maiden Cestoball World Cup set to be hosted in Bangalore, India from the 23rd to the 29th of April next year.

Zimbabwe and Kenya are the two African sides who will be part of the 16-team tournament next year.

25 male and 20 female players are on a two-week camp at Ellis Robbins School in Harare under the watchful eyes of coaches Daniel Mutandwa and Annamaria Jirimwe.
Zimbabwe is planning more periodic camps ahead of the global jamboree.
“We are happy with the camp and we hope to have more camps to be better prepared for the game, so far we are happy with the logistical arrangements, everything is in order for the camps,” said team manager, Adelle Bronkhurst.

Cestoball was introduced in Zimbabwe three years ago but its development was however stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic. It derives its roots from Netball and Korfball.

“Cestoball is a five-in-one sport that infuses netball, basketball, Handball, Korfball and is played on a court. Unfortunately in Cestoball you can’t move with the ball you pass it stationary and u can’t spend three seconds holding the ball so it a very fast sport,” said the Zimbabwe Cestoball Association president, Amon Madzvamuse.

Zimbabwe Cestoball Association is hoping for more periodic camps as they target a podium finish at the world cup.

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