Sables calls for reinforcements before he must win Namibia Clash

  Zimbabwe's lefty Connor Pritchard scores Zimbabwe's third try, under challenge from David Ambunya of Kenya, during Sables' 22-41 defeat at Hartsfield in this photo

Zimbabwe's flank Connor Pritchard scores the third try of Zimbabwe, under the challenge of David Ambunya of Kenya, during the Sables 22-41 defeat at Hartsfield in this archive image

FORWARD of his match against Namibia Welwitschias, the Sables of Zimbabwe have made some changes to the technical team and the squadron of training.

Desperate to keep their Rugby World Cup hopes alive, Zimbabwe welcome Namibia to Hartsfield Grounds recently renovated in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Zimbabwe has started its Africa Rugby Gold Cup 2018 campaign on a lukewarm note with a draw and two consecutive defeats, leaving them in a precarious fourth place of six teams.

Point hungry Sabers have been in the camp for a week with minor changes to the training equipment, including the infusion of three Cheetahs, returning from the Rugby World Cup Sevens campaign in Zimbabwe in San Francisco.

Shayne Makombe and Tafadzwa Chitokwindo have been added to the rear while Connor Pritchard takes his place as flank.

Chitokwindo and Makombe were responsible for Zimbabwe's first outburst of tries in their first game against Wales at the RWC Sevens.

The blockade based in Germany, Antipas Kamkwindo will join the team, replacing Johannes Stander.

On the way to their next meeting, Sables coach Peter de Villiers has been in the Harare Sports Club (HSC) coach Daniel Hondo as a trainer for the rearguard.

Hondo, a former Sable and Cheetah at the time, said: "We do not doubt the players who have played more well, it is an opportunity for us to see what other players have to offer for our game on Saturday."

"Namibia remains unchallenged in the competition and we hope that we will be the team that presses them."

The HSC coach has mentored his club in qualifying for the upcoming SARU Gold Cup.

On Sunday the team He raised the camp to allow players to travel to their respective polling stations to vote.

Sables Squadron for Namibia [19659016] Denford Mutamangira, David Makanda, Farai Mudariki, Irvine Nduwa, Fortunate Chipping, Takudzwa Mandiwanza, Connor Pritchard , Tapfuma Parirenyatwa, Ernest Mudzengerere, Lenience Tambwera, Mathew McNab, Brandon Mandivenga, Kudzai Mashawi, Takudzwa Kumadiro, Shingirai Katsvere, Mathew Mandioma, Cleopas Kundiona, Lawrence Cleminson, Antipas Kamkwindo, B Rian Nyaude, Hilton Mudariki, Ziyanda Khupe, Shayne Makombe, Tafadzwa Mhende, Lucky Sithole and Tafadzwa Chitokwindo.

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