Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
Ngezi Platinum player Sonia Chari has taken advantage of the lockdown to reflect on how her career as a netball player has played out so far.
The 25-year-old had a decent 2019 season and was looking forward to shine again this year before netball was suspended due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic which wrecked havoc across the globe.
“Now is an excellent time to think where you are heading, what you have achieved and what you can do to improve,” she told H-Metro
Her irrepressible character and boundless energy have allowed her to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Inner reflection is usually something we tend to neglect as we are always rushing off to do something urgently.
“The challenge I set myself is to get mentally healthy during the lockdown. If you can do so, you could be unstoppable when things are back to normal,” she said.
Unlike many who have since distanced themselves from keeping fit, Chari has taken advantage of the lockdown to make sure she stays fit, improve her skills and working on other things that will help her when action resumes.
“I never stopped exercising. I am doing it for myself. Fitness is key and also I don’t want to be found wanting when we finally gets back to action.”
Its over six months now without any no netball action.
Chari is however confident that they will at least have a feel of the court in a competitive environment before year end.
Netball is amongst other sports codes that have been deemed high risk and are yet yo get the green light to resume.
“Personally I miss the competition. There is a great feel that comes from either preparing or playing the game. I miss all the intense moments, the after match banter. All I can say is I miss my normal life,” she said.