Zimbabwe has advanced to the semi finals of the Zone VI handball championships currently underway in Zambia.

The two sides, the under 18 and under 21 boys handball teams progressed to the semis after recording wins over Swaziland and Seychelles respectively.

The U18 beat Swaziland 39-9 to book a semi final berth where they will meet hosts Zambia.

The U21 narrowly edged Seychelles 29-28 to liven hopes for Zimbabwe making the cut to next year’s continental show pieces.

Victory for the U18 will see them progressing to the Marcedonia World Finals while the U21 are looking at making the cut to Spain.