Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter
BULAWAYO Province baseball coach, Washington Nyika, believes his side will bring back gold from the annual two-day Dream Cup that gets underway in Masvingo tomorrow.
The tournament will feature eight provinces. Bulawayo finished third in the previous edition and Nyika said they would be out to improve in this year’s edition.
“We did well in the previous edition, but this time around we are aiming for the big prize and are going into the competition going for nothing short of the title,” said Nyika.
After an impressive 2-1 series victory over Harare Province a month ago, Bulawayo go into the tournament confident.
“It’s going to be a tough tournament, but we are confident of doing well. Harare have been a dominant force in previous competitions, but we are hoping to end their reign. Everyone has been in high spirits from the day we started training, which is a positive heading into such a tournament,” he said.
Japanese coach Naoki Taniyama, who assisted in coaching the team during their series against Harare, will again work with the team.
The women’s edition of the Dream Cup took place in Harare last weekend and Bulawayo took gold after seeing off stiff from Harare and the Midlands province.
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