Herentals Queens have lamented the cold treatment they got from the Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League after winning the Women’s Super League title at the weekend.
With everything pointing to a Herentals Queens triumph as they needed just a point in their last match against MSU, the Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League officials were conspicuous by their absence at Motor Action Sports Club where Herentals Queens won the match 3-0 on Saturday to win the title ahead of nearest rivals Black Rhinos.
Herentals Queens manager Wadzanai Loveness Mukura said they felt robbed of their moment of glory which is now irreplaceable given that the excitement has been dampened by the failure by the league’s authorities to present them with the winning medals and trophy on the day of their triumph.
“Nothing will restore that feeling of joy again where we were so much hoping for the official crowning just after winning the match also given the fact that it was our last match of the season,” Mukura said
“We cannot even talk about how the absence of the trophy and the medals turned everything into a circus. It was the worst feeling ever to be honest. It’s very sad that after fighting so much the whole season to win the league title, we could not get a mere handshake from the authorities to say the least.”
“You can’t help but think that maybe the championship could have been reserved for Black Rhinos only because there is no befitting explanation to such a treatment from Zimbabwe Women’s Soccer League. We really feel sabotaged! Can we really say that Division 1 is better organized than the premier league in women football. After all Black Rhinos were crowned champions in Division 1 with all the excitement of being presented with medals and trophy.”
Mukura is however hoping for a consolation by participating in the African Women’s Champions League next year if the country’s ban on international football is lifted.
“We are appealing to the relevant authorities to assist in the lifting of the ban on international football so that the girls can also get an opportunity to play in the African Safari and get the exposure.”
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