“I lead a nice team [guided] By one of the best coaches in netball.
“That alone comes with so much clarity and learning, which helps me so much — to be selfless and brave but also to understand my abilities, and to trust in myself and the people I lead.”
With over 150 caps for her country, Musumi’s experience is key.
“I bring a sense of calm in my approach, maturity, experience, respect and undeniable passion to what I do,” she said.
South Africa included Jamaica, Wales and Sri Lanka in the first round of matches. They will face the Welsh Feathers on July 28th and Sri Lanka on July 29th, with a momentous encounter against the Sunshine Girls in Jamaica the following day.
“It’s a tough group we’re in. Wales are a great team, our last test series against them was tough, even though we won all three of our matches,” Masmoumi said.
“We know Jamaica has been playing strong netball lately – they finished second in the Commonwealth Games.
“We haven’t played against Sri Lanka for a long time, but we still don’t underestimate any team.
“We seem to be lucky because it wasn’t easy in the group stages which might be good because it would set the bar early on for us, I think.”
As for the team’s ultimate goal in Cape Town, Msomi has one thing in mind: “A podium finish would be awesome.”