The Zimbabwe netball Gems were received to a rousing welcome after returning home from their maiden Netball World Cup held in England.

There were sites of jubilation as the netball Gems returned home from a maiden appearance at the World Cup.

“I am quite happy about the team’s performance they actually surprised me with the way they played. the girls surpassed our target and went on to finish on eith position which is a good thing given we were underdogs and that it was a maiden appearance at the global netball extravaganza,” said the Gems coach Lloyd Makunde, soon after arrival at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this evening.

Proud of having represented their country with distinction, the Gems had a spring in their step with satisfaction written all over their faces.

With a top 8 mission having been completed, the Zimbabwe netball team will be hoping to maintain the momentum at the next global netball showpiece which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.