Zimbabwe womenâ€™s beach volleyball team coach Robert Njerere is optimistic of a good year after noteworthy performances last year.
Plans are already in place to take part in several open tournaments on the international stage as well as the World Tour tournament where participation at the London Olympic Games will be guaranteed if they accumulate the required points.
Njerere said preparations for the world tour which starts in April will commence with a tour to New Zealand early next month.
Njerere said:â€œAs part of our preparations weâ€™re taking part in a number of open tournaments on the international arena. Weâ€™re going to New Zealand in February and the tour is part of our preparations for the World Tour set to begin in April. After that weâ€™re going to Australia in March before taking part in the China Open in April.â€
Njerere also spoke on the reasons for cutting down on the squad this year.
â€œIn an effort to cut down on expenses we have trimmed the squad to just 4 players who will travel to New Zealand. The squad nevertheless has a lot of potential and is expected to shine on the grand stage and bring glory to the nation,â€ said Njerere.
The Zimbabwe womenâ€™s beach volleyball team is expected to resume preparations for the New Zealand tour this coming Wednesday after taking a short break during the festive period. The squad will go into full camp a week before departing for New Zealand in early February.