Power Cuts disrupt Volleyball Battles

| May 19, 2015

Load shedding denied volleyball supporters an epic battle between title holders Kutlwano and resilient Diphatsa at Serowe College of Education on May 16.

Power went off at 7pm when Serowe-based perennial strugglers, Tanian Volleyball Club were cruising past Molepololersquos Desert Kings by 2-0. Teams had to wait for about three hours and in that time scores of supporters lost patience and went home.

According to Botswana Volleyball Federation games organising committee chairperson, the laws of the game stated that in such a disruption, teams could wait for a period of four hours while the officials try to put the situation back to normal.

ldquoWe had sent top class referees there who are capable of making the right decisions,rdquo said Lebala who also explained that if the load shedding ended outside the stipulated waiting period, then the game would start afresh.

But for those supporters who left before the game resumed, they missed some pulsating encounters. Tanian lost the third 20-25 before pulling back a gallant fight to bury the visitors by 25-10.

Following the game, an animated encounter that saw title holders Kutlwano prevail over resilient Diphatsa by 3-2 score line ensued.

The black and white boys of Isaac Samuel, who boasts a good number of national team players, scooped the first two sets before the maroon and white Francistowners staged a dramatic comeback to wrestle the following two sets to send the game to a deciding set.

In the deciding set, lsquoBig Housersquo as Kutlwano are famed, pounced on Diphatsa to wrap up a nocturnal affair that ended 15-11. In the earlier games, Tanian had fallen for defending champions Kutlwanorsquos drubbing by 3-0.

In the second game, Desert Kings felt the wrath of Diphatsa when they thrashed them 3-0. In the last set, the boys of Francistown drubbed Desert Kings by a 25-16 score margin to condemn the visiting boys to a 3-0 loss.

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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