The victorious Zimbabwe national netball team was hosted to a dinner after bringing home a golden trophy following their triumph in the Hong Kong tri-nations tournament.

Sport and Recreation Minister, Makhosini Hlongwane applauded the team for hard work and commitment despite the many financial challenges they faced before the tournament.

The reigning queens of African netball are set to defend their title in June in Uganda and Zimbabwe Netball Association President, Mrs Leticia Chipandu is confident that the team will put up another inspiring performance.

Zimbabwe National Youth Games Harare Province General Manager, Mr Nathaniel Madzivanyika called on the corporate world to support sport in Zimbabwe as it is a form of employment.

Zimbabwe beat Hong Kong 42-28 in their final match, a feat that pushed Zimbabwe’s world rankings up to number 17th .

Another preparatory friendly is billed against Scotland in May before the team leave for its continental title defence.