The Zimbabwe Netball World Cup team players (Zim Gems) have been hailed as true ambassadors during their stay in the United Kingdom for the Vitality Netball World Cup.
Speaking at a reception breakfast hosted by Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry for the team on Thursday, Zimbabwe Netball Association (ZINA) president Leticia Chipandu said:
I want to sincerely tell you that these were true ambassadors of Zimbabwe, they made a mark bigger than any other minister or government official would have made in the UK.
I want to believe that such ventures would do more good to Zimbabwe than any other organised trip…I think everyone is smiling because for a change something good is being said about Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe team was widely supported by British fans for their performances against netball giants, Australia and New Zealand.
The team qualified for the World Cup for the first time ranked 13th but finished on number 8.