Botswana local volleyball clubs proved to be the kings of Southern Africa after a trimpth in South Africa recently. The defending champions, Kutlwano ladies team scooped the cup and gold medals again at this year’s volleyball zone VI club competitions in Durban. Both men and ladies teams won at the competition and came with a trophy and gold medals.
Both teams performed outrageously at the tournament and earned themselves individual awards. Kagiso Meswele,Vice chairpesrson of Kutlwano told The Telegraph that the competition was much better than last years’ and was more represented, “Even though Swaziland ladies team was not represented other countries did come”. Kutlwano men’s team complemented their victory by winning all individual awards; Thabo Seitshiro got best server, Chiapo Madeluko, best setter, Thatayaone Serewa got best blocker whilst Shadrack Kaseko got the most valuable player award. Kutlwano ladies team also domination ladies awards.
Best server was awarded to Tracey Chaba, Lekedzani Bayi got best setter whilst Masego Hosea got the most valuable player award. “The teams performed so well and better than last year and are gearing to play for Africa cup of clubs next year in April,” said Meswele. Out of the 18 teams at the zone 6 club championship for men and women in Durban, Botswana was represented by two ladies and two mens volleyball teams.
Competition took place from 1st of December to the 6th.10 teams participating in the men’s competition divided into two pools of 5 and 8 teams in the women’s competition separated into two pools of 4. The competition attracted clubs from 6 different zonal courtiers; South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.
Botswana was represby two men team, Kutlwano and BDF VI and one ladies team, Kutlwano. “The 2008 Zone 6 finalists, BDF6 did not have it all their own way in their encounter against Lesotho’s Red Skins whose overall performance reached new heights against Botswana’s number one men’s team. While Red Skins’ rejuvenated offensive strategy raised alarm bells in the Botswana camp, the latter resolved to take the match by the scruff of its neck and fight to the bitter end.”
In other mens competition games,South Africa teams enjoyed 3-0 victory over Swaziland teams; Super strikers and Lomahasha.On the other hand Lomahasha of Swaziland managed to pass through Rail Stars of Zimbabwe, 3-0.
Additional information by cav.