10 January 2019
HARARE City Queens have a big task in the upcoming netball season as they try to prove that they are a formidable force despite the departure of former vice-captain Mercy Mukwadi.
Mukwadi, who has since joined ZDF Queens, led the Sunshine Queens to a number of victories and was influential to the team.
However, Harare City coach is optimistic the team will move forward.
“I think there will be no big difference although she was someone who was playing in the first team.
“We will miss her but in sport there is always a plan B,” he said.
Although some still feel her position will be hard to fill, Harare City have equally good shooters like Ursula Ndlovu and Sharon Bwanali.
Another Harare City Queens official shared the same sentiments.
“She was a good player especially in scoring I can say she was lethal but still life goes on without her in the team.”
On Monday the team signed back most of their players but it is still not clear if they have any new players and probably Mukwadi’s replacement
This is not the first time the team has bid farewell to their star players as in 2017 after finishing second to Correctional Queens the team lost another utility player, Christine Kadandare who joined Glow Petroleum for the 2018 season.
Despite the loss the team went on to do good in their 2018 Netball Super League campaign despite coming second again behind ZRP Team.