Mountaineers ready to defend title

steve_mangongo4HARARE - The Stanbic Bank Twenty20 cricket tournament roars into life in Harare next week, with the defending champions Mountaineers hoping to replicate their dominance in the ongoing Castle Logan Cup in the shorter version of the game. (Pictured: Mountaineers coach Steven Mango

The showpiece begins on November 12 and runs for nine days until the final on the 20th. Mountaineers coach Steven Mangongo expressed confidence ahead of the tournament, saying he hopes his side to maintain the same commitment and fighting spirit that have made them a dominant force on the local scene

We have a number of senior players like Hamilton Masakadza and Prosper Utseya who have worked well to inspire the youngsters. Each and every player have worked with an ambition by the start of every season and this has seen them play either for the senior national team or for Zimbabwe A. Our results have shown that we are quite an ambitious side, said Mangongo.

He added: The bottom line is, we have set high standards for ourselves and we will have to work hard to achieve and maintain them. The players are aware of the work ethics and the presence of experienced new players like Greg Smith will add a lot of competition to the top 11, he told The Zimbabwean on Sunday.

We have young and talented players like Tymcen Maruma and Tino Mawoyo who have greatly improved by playing alongside senior players. So we are looking forward to seeing some more of our young players learning from their seniors experience.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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