Saturday, December 2, 2023

Epic battle in the offing as security forces vie for Volleyball title

There will be no prisoners taken when Botswana’s security force volleyball teams, BDF VI and Police VI goes to battle to decide the 2018 Mascom Volleyball League champions.

The two giants, who are tied at the top of the league log with 61 points each, will battle it out at the Molepolole Institute of Health Services (IHS) this afternoon (Sunday October 21), in a game termed the league decider.

In a sport where a draw is never ever an outcome, only an outright winner of the much anticipated match of the season between the two giants will walk out of the Molepolole a champion.

With both teams boasting a good number of national team players within their ranks, Volleyball supporters are expected to come in large numbers to witness the tie breaker.

Commenting about the well anticipated clash of the two clubs, Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) Vice President Technical George Keotsenye said BDF and Police are tied so the only result that the clubs can give out is win  to get the title  not a draw or any other outcome.

He added that this is a very big game and both teams have been preparing all week so that they will be crowned the champions.

“We are expecting a mouthwatering game between the BDF and Police, the clubs have been playing each other throughout the year and in previous seasons, they know each other‘s strengths and weaknesses. They are going to work on dominating on each other’s mistakes to eventually seize the championship. The team that is better prepared will win the game according to its game plan,” he said

Keotsenye explained that the finals are exciting because both teams are playing with national team players so it is going to be intense throughout the sets. He explained that Police has more national team in their squad which is likely to put their opponents under pressure by that slight advantage and win the league.

However he said he cannot underestimate BDF as the players have team spirit, and they play very well as a unit with individuals from the national team that will greatly influence the deciding game.

For his part BVF Public Relations Officer (PRO) Kagiso Meswele said BDF VI and Police VI have been fighting for the position all the way through the tournament interchanging between position 1 and 2.

He added that the league decider indicates that the two teams have done their part in the competition and the best will be revealed at the finals.

Meswele said Police VI is walking into this game with a mandate to reveal that it is their era to make a legacy by winning the title   while BDF VI wants to demonstrate their relevance as the former league champions.

He explained that they have been a time before when the final game of the tournament is the league decider but at the time it was on the women’s league side.


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