Day 3 of the ongoing AUSC Region 5 Games didn’t bring much joy for Zimbabwe as the young mighty warriors were dealt a heavy five nil defeat by neighbouring South Africa. South Africa’s Mosili Mokhoali was the standout scoring a first-half hattrick to inspire her team’s victory over the hosts.
In other sports, Ndondana Ncube from Hwange High School will be the sole representative for Zimbabwe in the boxing arena today after winning his fight against Ridebe Kamangelo of South Africa by a split point of 2-1 in the preliminary stage over the weekend.
Team Zimbabwe manager Petros Masiyambumbi said he was confident the young talented boxer would make it to the finals, “his fight against the South African was tough but he stayed strong and focused, am confident that if he maintains the same spirit he will pull through up to the final round.
Ncube will be fighting against Qtlikle Mahommed of Botswana, who is said to possess a lot of skill in the sport, “the Tswana boxer he is going to face tomorrow (today) is very talented and good in the ring, but I am sure the coaches have already laid down a strategy which Ncube will use to scoop yet another victory for Zimbabwe.
“If Ncube goes through to the finals, he is set to join three of our best boxers who have already qualified for the finals. We are targeting a total of five medals in boxing and am confident we will achieve the task,”added Masiyambumbi.
Meanwhile athletics kicks off at White city stadium early morning while Zimbabwe squares off against South Africa in the netball arena. Tennis hosts both the doubles and singles draw in a round of 16 at BAC while Judo hosts its one day competition for both men and women in eight weight categories.