CYRENE BOYS High handball team is giving old guys a tough time in the 2019/ 20 Southern region Division One league as they have proven to have raised their game.
Registering position three after last weekend’s games, having played six games and recording three wins, zero draws and three defeats, Cyrene High School boys’ team is chasing for the top spot in the southern region handball league.
Mthulisi Mvubu, who is the head coach of Cyrene team, said they joined the Southern Region league for three major motives, that is, promoting the growth of the sport in the school, to improve the skills of the players as well as promoting skills-based learning that is emphasised in the new curriculum.
“As a coach I believe that players should enjoy themselves and freely express themselves during training and matches. Right now we are working more on individual skill development. About 60 percent of our training time is spent on individual drills, 40 percent on team tactics. As the players develop individually, we will shift more to team tactics. The best motivation is to give the players self-belief and share a common vision.
“We are aiming to groom a breed of players that will be able to make it into the national team in the near future and these league games are also helping the boys to prepare for Nash competitions. We are aiming to win in 2020,” said Mvubu.
The captain of the team Owami Lungawe said they believed that determination was power, training and commitment to the sport helped the team to move forward and they were winning because of good communication skills.
“Our goal as a team is to raise the flag of the school high, to motivate the junior age group of the school to take part in handball and make Cyrene the powerhouse of handball.
“We aim to qualify for the National League and in 2020 we aim to defend our provincial title and win the Nash national competitions,” added Lungawe.