Squash needs help

The Zimbabwe Squash Association this week appealed for financial assistance to send teams to continental tournaments scheduled for April and May.

Lucky Mlilo - we need between $20 000 and $30 000 for the two tournaments.
Lucky Mlilo – we need between $20 000 and $30 000 for the two tournaments.

The junior team, led by Blessing Muhwati, is expected to participate at the All Africa juniors’ tournament in Egypt in April, with a continental event for seniors being scheduled for May in Nigeria.

ZSA chairman, Lucky Mlilo, said the association needed between $20,000 and $30,000 for the two tournaments.

“We are targeting several entities, which I believe will be willing to partner with us. I recently met with the Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Andrew Langa, and appraised him on the squash situation, but I need another meeting to see how the ministry can assist us.

“These two tournaments are very important to us and we really have to participate in them if we are to be taken seriously in this sport,” he said.

“We have in the past failed to send teams to any of the most-recent tournaments. Last year, only juniors managed to travel to Namibia, but the seniors failed to go because of financial constraints.”

Mlilo said he would also try and engage tourism minister, Walter Mzembi, with an idea of hosting a tournament that would attract professional players from all over the world, something he said would boost both tourism and squash.

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