Sports Club allays relegation fears

Midlands-based Lion Lager National Rugby League side Gweru Sports Club have allayed mounting fears that the side could be relegated at the end of the 2014 season.

The side, which boasts national sevens team player Kelvin Magunje, finished second-from-bottom on the eight-team league, where the last team gets relegated. They also failed to bag a single accolade at the NRL awards in December, where Harare Sports Club clinched a record six prizes.

The developments instilled feelings of despair among the team’s fans, who thought 2014 could mark an end to their dance in the NRL. C ub chairperson Zwelonke Mloiswa said the team had since regrouped and promised their performance would be better than last season’s “regrettable” campaign.

“We will promote new players from the junior ranks and they have all been promising in training. Our performance this season will be better than what you saw in the last campaign,” said Mloiswa.

“Our fans should look forward to an improved showing by the club. We will actually be one of the teams to beat at in the coming season.”

He also pointed gave reference to the team’s recent inspiring performance at a recent tournament in Bulawayo. “We did not lose a single match at the tournament, where players for the national team were being selected and that should give hope to our fans as we move into the new season.”

The club retained all their experienced players, who could turn their luck around this season. They include winger Joseph Mudzingwa, forward Bradley Mbanga and impressive centre Charles Gwanzura.

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