Zimbabwe Gems Coach Breaks Silence On Suspension

Zimbabwe senior netball team coach, Lloyd Makunde has said that the Zimbabwe Netball Association (Zina) did not sack him.

He told the Chronicle that he did not travel with the Gems to South Africa for the African Women’s Netball Championship on Thursday because he is attending a workshop in Harare. He said:

I am still the head coach of our netball national team. The only reason why I am not part of the delegation that went to South Africa for the African Women’s Netball Championship is that I am attending a Zimbabwe Olympic Committee run workshop for elite coaches.

There were reports suggesting that Makunde had not travelled with the team because he had been suspended for unclear reasons with some saying that the move was taken following his media remarks about the money he is owed.

The Gems who are currently under the leadership of assistant coach, Ropafadzo Mutsauki were last night walked over by Uganda after they had failed to arrive in Cape Town in time for the 8 pm match. They also lost today’s match to hosts, South Africa.

More: The Chronicle


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