Botswana Women Team Too Hot

| May 11, 2015

Botswana women have won the CAVB Zone VI Championships. The national women volleyball team dominated the three-day competition held in Gaborone last week.

As a result, coach Isaac Samuel’s team would represent the country at the All Africa Games billed for Brazzaville, Congo, in September. They sealed the title by crushing Mozambique 3-0 in the last match which decided the winner of the competition on Thursday (May 7) afternoon.

Under the inspirational leadership of captain Tebogo Sejewe, the team cruised throughout the match, winning the sets 25-16, 25-20, and 25-15.

They also convincingly defeated Zambia and Zimbabwe by straight sets in earlier matches, with the likes of Tracy Chaba, Tsholofelo Retshabile, Gabaresepe Mashaole, Kelebogile Mahupela and Gaoleseletse Gasekgonwe displaying good form.

Samuel said their strategy was to go on an all-out attack in all their matches. “Spiking is our strength while we are weak in defence, so we had to use our strength,” he said.

He explained that they would use next month’s Africa Championships as preparations for All Africa Games. The team also made a clean sweep in the individual awards with Chaba winning the Most Valuable Player, best server and best setter awards. Mahupela won the best setter, Retshabile best blocker and Mashaole best libero awards.

Mozambique settled for the silver medal while Zimbabwe got bronze for finishing second and third respectively. Meanwhile, the men’s team also aanced to the All Africa Games despite failing to win the Zone VI title.

They lost the decisive last match 3-0 against Mozambique, which saw their opponents take the title. Botswana finished as runners-up with Zimbabwe coming third. Tjiyapo Madeluka and Agisanang Kurwana won the best setter and sever awards.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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