THE Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) is seeking funds to send the women and men’s teams to represent the country in the Zonal World Volleyball Championships qualifiers set for Botswana and Zambia next month.
Both teams qualified after finishing first and second respectively at the Africa sub-zone Group K qualifiers held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in July.
The women’s team, coached by Vulindlela Moyo, topped their group winning all their matches.
The women’s team emphatically beat hosts Malawi 3-0, got a narrow 3-2 win over second-placed Zambia and finally won 3-1 against Namibia while the men’s team coached by Artwell Gororo started with a 3-1 victory over the hosts before they lost 3-2 to eventual group winners Zambia before wrapping up with a 3–1 win over Namibia.
ZVA secretary-general Ringisai Mapondera yesterday told Southern Eye that they need $25 000 for the trip.
“We are appealing for funds to send the men’s team to Botswana on October 7-14 and the women’s team to Zambia from 22-27 October. The two top teams will then go to the African qualifiers although we have not been informed on the venues yet.We need about $25 000 for both teams,” he said.