Northern region women’s football club Black Rhinos Queens received a boost from a local communications concerns when they received two playing kits for the upcoming 2017 season which is set to begin next weekend.

Black Rhinos Queens have been winning the championship since 2012 but this season could suffer since almost 11 players are undergoing military training after being enlisted into the Zimbabwe National Army.

Club chairman Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mashingaidze urged the team to maintain the winning culture as defending champions.

“We want to be the centre of sporting excellence and provide 100 percent of the players to the national women’s team, the Mighty Warriors, were we currently provide the bulk of the players or say 90 percent,” he said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mashingaidze appealed to football administrators to unite and work for the game rather than continue with the bickering and squabbling which characterised women’s football in the past but to forge ahead.

Sponsors Gtel representative Tatenda Muradzi said they found it easy to give back to the community since the army is one of their biggest customers.

“We are proud to be associated with Black Rhinos Queen’s because they provide the bulk of players to the Mighty Warriors who did the nation proud at the Rio Olympics and women’s AFCON in Cameroon,” said Muradzi.

As sponsors, they promised bigger things should the team retain their title in 2017.

Team captain Talent Mandaza promised to do even better in 2017 especially after being promised incentives for the season.

The team has five players who are taking A’ Level studies and another six studying for their O’ Levels through adult education in the army.