Sengwe gets China pool invitation

Christine Sengwe, one of Zimbabwe’s pool players has been invited to China following good performances in tournaments outside the country in the last year.

Sengwe is involved in the training of upcoming women in pool and helps in training the likes of Angeline Muzopambwa who recently won the first edition of the Zimbabwe Women in Pool tournament held in Bindura who was a first-time winner.

She is excited about the prospects of representing Zimbabwe in China but her dream may be shattered if she does not get sponsorship for the tour.

“I believe I am a role model to many women in sport and recently I got an invitation to participate in the Chinese HeyballMasters Tournament which will be held in Qinhuangdao, China from March 16 to April 3 this year and I’m hoping to get sponsorship so this journey becomes a success and I will be able to inspire female pool players and pass on what I would have learnt in China,” – said Sengwe.

Sengwe started her pool career in 2013 and has been rising asserting herself as a regular in national teams.

Apart from her successes on the pool table, Sengwe is a founder of the Masters Pool Club, former chairperson of the Bulawayo Pool Association, former secretary-general of (ZWPA) Zimbabwe Women’s Pool Association and is the athletes’ commission representative for women in the sport.

“In 2023 I was the best lady performer in Kenya in the Mchana Grand tournament,” – said Sengwe.

She attained 55 points in the Zimbabwe Women’s Pool tournaments, held throughout the year and won a pool table which she uses to train herself while the second winner got 42 points.
She was among elite pool players from across Africa who were invited to the Eswatini Pool Festival early this year.

The event attracted participants from Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the hosts ESwatini. There were three ladies from Zimbabwe namely Priscila Chisoro, Prisca Mujakachi and Sengwe.

In the men’s category, there was Blessing Muzarurwi who took first place in the Under18 age group. Sengwe finished third in the event to walk away with the bronze medal.

She scooped silver in the mixed doubles where she partnered Timothy Onida Sakala in the mixed doubles.


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