Zimbabwe Set For All Africa Squash Championships

Ten junior squash players, among them six boys and four girls, landed in Botswana this week for the 2015 U19 All Africa Squash Championships The ten hail from nine different high schools in Harare and Bulawayo and as per tournament rules include two teams each of two boys and one girl with two reserves. The weeklong U19 tournament, to be held at the recently refurbished National Squash Centre in Gaborone, is broken into two parts, with the team tournament running March 31 to April 2 and the individuals from April 2-4.

Nine countries are sending teams to the tournament, namely hosts Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Egypt has traditionally been a powerhouse on the continent for squash and won gold in last’s years championships in Namibia. Botswana is hosting the U19 All Africa Tournament for the third time, having hosted before in 1999 and 2007,

Zimbabwe’s travelling squad:
A Team.
Callum Lawton – Hellenic Academy
Luke Mannion – Hellenic Academy
Danielle Cunningham – Petra High School
Reserves: Jade Pinkney (Girls College Bulawayo), Crispen Chimbowora (Prince Edward)
Team B.
Ethan Porter – St George’s College
Damian Balneaves – St John’s College
Carley Barton – Chisipite Senior School
Reserves: Kuziva Madunge (Arundel School) , Nicholas Joughin (Peterhouse Boys)