The highly esteemed ZUSA cluster 2 games came to an end on 14 April 2018. All the CUZ Sabertooths high hopes and silverware anticipation were shut down in a game of quick feet against the Harare Institute of Technology. The rugby boys had a brilliant first day of this year’s ZUSA games edition thrashing GSU 54 nil and a second win over Bindura University saw the boys in the quarterfinals in a match that ended 24 – 5 in favor of our boys. The second day of the games did not kick off too well after the Sabertooths hopes were dazzled by the hungrier HIT boys. After losing a spot in the semifinals our courageous boys lost to LSU in a seeding match. “We had a great time and I would like to thank everyone for believing in us, we fought a good fight and that’s sport there is a loser and a winner. I am really proud of the boys for the good discipline and the dedication, it is not an easy road and as our first year in the tournament we really did a great job. We hope to bring more hunger to the fields next year, we have a lot to do,” the losing Sabertooths captain said upon arrival at the CUZ Harare Campus.
On the other side of the beautiful city of Bulawayo the greatest demonstration of excitement and determination was witnessed at Busters Sport Club. The CUZ cricket gentlemen had a great first day. To be a good sports team, one has to be aggressive and this was shown in our first match against Great Zimbabwe University. The opposition won the toss and decided to bat first in a limited 15 over match. It was a good start to Great Zimbabwe as we were sloppy with the ball. They played a beautiful innings and were able to set a score of 96. We could not let the score mark down the morals of our team despite the poor start with the ball. We had a steady start with the bat losing two early wickets but the strength of our batting order was unmatched. Within 10 Overs we managed to win the game with 6 wickets to spare.
Our second match versus Midlands State University was very exciting to watch as the winners would progress to semi final as group leaders. We lost the toss and had to bat first setting up a score of 144 in 20 overs with 4 wickets in hand. We were electric on the bat with Tapiwa celebrating his half century to the delight of our rivals. The team showed great determination with a much more improved performance with the ball as compared to the previous game. An early wicket gave us a dream start. The game was balanced for the most part. The rival needed barely 12 runs to win in 8 balls with 2 wickets in hand. They had the perfect ending to the match hitting us 12 run in only 4 balls.
The games were really a huge learning platform for both winning and losing teams. It did not go too well for our volleyball and netball teams as they were outclassed in the early stages of the games. “We are happy to be here in Bulawayo representing our University, we have learnt a lot and we are going to work harder next time,” one of the Volleyball players said.