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Finally Zim women squash players in their own leag...

Finally Zim women squash players in their own league


Patience Muchemwa

Zim Now Reporter

Squash courts in Zimbabwe are buzzing with newfound energy as the ladies' squash league explodes onto the scene. The official opening at St John's College was met with a wave of excitement and gratitude from female players who finally have a dedicated platform to compete and hone their skills.

 For many women, the league represents a long-awaited opportunity. Merit Makari of CBZ Bank expressed her elation, "We normally played for the inter-banks, and we are really happy to be introduced to the league. It's scary but quite fun, we hope to enjoy it."

 Prisca Banda, another CBZ Bank player, echoed this sentiment. "I am very happy...because we were playing men, and to me, it wasn't fair. So playing ladies alone it's a good thing, I am looking forward to it."

 This league isn't just about competition; it's about fostering a love for the sport. Wadzanayi Haparimwi, a "squash mum" who joined after watching her children play, highlighted the importance of the league for keeping women engaged. "The introduction of the league is a very good way of continuing squash and also making sure they're healthy and happy."

 Haparimwi's vision extends beyond the current league.  She urged schools to introduce squash and build more courts,  emphasizing, "Squash is one of the healthier sports, it requires more fitness and it's not very popular in Zimbabwe but it's a very good environment to play."

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