The Zimbabwe handball national team on Saturday converged for a four day training camp as part of efforts to come up with a formidable side to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Chitungwiza’s Aquatic Complex was on Monday (today) abuzz with handball activity as an emerging crop of players went through their paces on day three of a four day camp.
As part of a broad vision of qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games, the Zimbabwe Handball Federation (ZHF) is on a drive of organising periodic camps for the national team.
To provide technical expertise is Swiss coach Rolf Hausener who believes the broad vision of Olympic qualification is possible.
“There is a lot of talent here. With the ZHF having set up a broad vision of 2024 I am positive this current crop has what it takes also taking into cognisance their youthfulness. Sometimes it is difficult to point out what a team will achieve but we just have to put in the work and push for the squad to succeed,” he said.
Apart from being engaged in a visit to offer his technical expertise Hausener took time to handover equipment and uniforms to be used by the national team.
ZHF president Stewart Sanhewe thanked Hausener for the support outlining the need to ensure vision 2024 is achieved.
“It is good to be getting assistance and with the thrust of placing Zimbabwe on the world map when it comes to handball I am sure by pulling together we can achieve what we want to as an association,” he said.
Zimbabwe has in recent years emerged among competitive nations on the regional and continental front in the sport of handball.
With the national handball body currently engaged on a deliberate drive to mould a team that will be able to qualify for the Olympics in 6 years time, Zimbabwe can only but keep their fingers crossed and hope handball will provide a team that will represent the country well at the sports biggest spectacle.