Madzvamuse said formation of the league was part of the federation’s efforts to spread the game to all parts of the country. “The league will have 18 clubs that have already registered for the new season, which is scheduled to start in March,” he said.
“In our annual general meeting in December last year, we adopted a new constitution in line with the Sport and Recreation Commission directive. The country was divided into two, northern and southern regions for administrative purposes, but we will now have a national league.”
Last year the ZHF successfully sent teams to some international tournaments, including Sweden, the Zones VI Youth Games and the Umlazi-Durban Invitational Tourne, in South Africa. Handball is one of the fastest-growing sports in Zimbabwe, having originated in Denmark in the late 19th century in Denmark, and each team comprises of seven players.