There is a good reason for their optimism. Last year Tuks were seen as no-hopers, but the players forgot to read the tournament script and ended up finishing fourth.
Tuks captain Varaidzo Sabeta admits that they were highly-motivated last year.
“The best thing that could have happened to us was being written off by many before we even took to the court. It meant we had a point to prove. For the duration of the tournament, every player kept on pushing the boundaries.
“In the end, we were rewarded for our gutsy play. Now we know that as a team we can contest against the best. It is why we believe that we can go one better this time around.”