A cue for success? Zimbabwe’s pool players are betting on it


              People play pool in an open space in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in a bar on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in an open space in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in an open space in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              A person holds banknotes as people play pool in an open space in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in an open space in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Levite Chisakarire, 18 years old, plays pool on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday. Nov, 19, 2022. Unable to further his education after finishing high school with low grades in 2019, Chisakarire struggled to find a job in Zimbabwe's stressed industries. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              Levite Chisakarire, centre, 18 years old, waits for his turn to play pool on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Nov, 19, 2022.Unable to further his education after finishing high school with low grades in 2019, Chisakarire struggled to find a job in Zimbabwe's stressed industries. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
            
              People play pool in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Previously a minority and elite sport in Zimbabwe, the game has increased in popularity over the years, first as a pastime and now as a survival mode for many in a country where employment is hard to come by. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)