The Zimbabwe Netball team, popularly known as the Gems have lost 69-39 to South Africa in their second encounter at the ongoing Africa Netball Cup tournament at Bellville, Velodrome Cape Town South Africa, this afternoon.
The loss kills prospects of the Gems progressing to the second round after they were walked over by Uganda last night after they failed to arrive in time for their opening match.
The Gems loss is greatly attributed to fatigue after they only arrived in Cape Town last night.
Their participation at the tournament was in great doubt as they had failed to secure adequate funds to sustain their stay at the tournament. National Foods, however, came at the eleventh hour to rescue them.
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