Mbeya likely to defend FISD International Volleyball tourney


.…..Beat Moyale to reach finals

The Tanzanian Volleyball giants, Mbeya Best VI are likely to defend the FISD International Volleyball tournament after beating Moyale Barracks Volleyball team to reach the finals of the undergoing tournament being played at Katoto Open Courts in Mzuzu City.

Mbeya City Best VI won the tournament last year after beating Moyale Barracks Volleyball team in the finals and this time they repeated their superiority to Lion’s of Kaning’ina in the semifinals after emerging the 3-2 sets.

Mbeya best VI celebrating their victory (photo by Aluso)

Coach for Mbeya City VI Davido John was very happy with the victory over a tough opponent.

“We train on how to win tough games. We know how to endure and fight that’s why we have won the game to sail through to the finals even though we played so many games in a single day.

“It felt good to play in the presence of the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Malawi and win. He has been with us for the whole day and the only way of thanking him was to win all our games and reach the final. We are very hopeful of defending the championship on Sunday,” said John.

Assistant coach for Moyale Barracks, Aaron James Hoha, described the defeat as painful.

“We lacked some tactics to deal with them in the final set. This is very painful for us but we will work hard to finish third against Mipuniro because half bread is better than none,” he said.

In another semifinal game, Wolves beat Mipuniro Spike’s by three sets to 1. Mbeya Best VI and Wolves will lock horns in the finals.

Mbeya in crowed nine mood (photo by Aluso)

In the ladies’ category, Kampala International University from Tanzania, Prison Leopards from Zambia, Kamuzu Barracks Ladies and Wolves from Lilongwe have reached the semis to be played this Sunday. Kampala beat Ultimate Volleyball Club 3 nil, Prison Leopards beat Mipuniro Gold 3 nil, KB Ladies beat Moyale Queens 3-1 while Wolves beat Vixens 3 nil.

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