The Sables are set to embark on a 10-day training camp at the Blue Bulls in South Africa from the 20th to 30th of this month as part of preparations for the Africa Cup which begins in June.

The past few World Cup qualification attempts have been nerve wrecking for the Sables who have come so close yet failed to qualify.

Recent months have, however, given hope to rugby fanatics with the appointment of Peter de Villiers giving Zimbabwe fans optimism of better times ahead.

Zimbabwe has a busy schedule ahead with the Sables set to kick-start their Africa Cup campaign with a clash against Morocco on 16 June.

To cap off the month of June, the Sables will then play Kenya on the 30th in what promises to be a tough contest.