Zim Volleyball Association awaits confirmation

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ZIMBABWE Volleyball Association (ZVA) president Frederick Ndlovu says they are awaiting confirmation on how many clubs will represent the country in the Region V Club Championships to be held in Mozambique in December.

SUKOLUHLE MTHETHWA
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Stanbic Thunder and University of Zimbabwe received automatic qualification after they clinched the ZVA national league title last year in the men and women’s category respectively.

Ndlovu said the region receives two automatic slots although other teams can be drafted.

“The number of teams that will represent the country in the Region V Club Championships has not been finalised,” he said.

“Only two teams, winners of last year’s national league qualify automatically. We are still awaiting confirmation on how many slots we will get.”

Zimbabwe has over the years seen clubs travelling around the region to participate in games, but they have failed to clinch the
title.

“The clubs have not done well over the years. However, we can’t ask anything more from them except for them to do well in the competition.

“I think the clubs have not done well because of preparations.

“If they bow out of the competition, do they go back to the drawing board to see where they have gone wrong? If they do that they will notice their mistakes and they could improve on that. They should see what other clubs from other countries are doing right.”

Ndlovu said they were likely to know the number of berths that the country has by next week.

Jewels were the last local club to win the championship in 2002.

Stanbic Thunder and University of Zimbabwe are taking part in the national league and they could be using it as preparation for the December competition.