Fans in for vol­ley­ball treat

Sunday Express - - SPORT - Moorosi Tsiane

FANS are in for a treat when the Le­sotho Vol­ley­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LVA) holds a two-day tour­na­ment from 28-29 March at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho (NUL). Eight male and eight fe­male teams would take part in the tour­na­ment, with the fi­nals sched­uled for the last day of the com­pe­ti­tion.

LVA spokesper­son, Let­satsi Nt­si­bolane, on Thurs­day told the Sun­day Ex­press prepa­ra­tions for the event had gone smoothly, and that he ex­pected fierce com­pe­ti­tion as the event would also be used to pick a na­tional team for the All-Africa Games sched­uled for 4-19 Septem­ber in Congo-Braz­zav­ille.

“The male teams set to be part of the tour­na­ment are de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Red­skins, Mahlaseli, LDF Vi, LMPS, LCS, Green Spikes and debu­tants Butha-Buthe and Mazenod.

“in the fe­male cat­e­gory, we will have LDF Vi, LMPS, Green Spikes, Red­skins, Mahlaseli, Le­sotho Col­lege of Education and rook­ies Mo­hale’s hoek and Triple Threat.

“Ev­ery­thing is in place for the tour­na­ment; we were just wait­ing for con­fir­ma­tion of the venue, be­cause the tour­na­ment was sup­posed to have been played in ButhaButhe. how­ever, we had to move it to NUL be­cause the Butha-Buthe courts are still un­der con­struc­tion.

“There are go­ing to be two pools of four teams each, with the top two meet­ing in the semis, and the semi­fi­nal win­ners fac­ing off in the fi­nal.

“We ex­pect this to be a very tough tour­na­ment be­cause this is where we will be se­lect­ing the two na­tional teams that are go­ing to rep­re­sent Le­sotho at the All-Africa Games in Septem­ber,” Nt­si­bolane said.

Mean­while, Nt­si­bolane said the as­so­ci­a­tion held a work­shop to re­cruit new of­fi­cials into the sport.

The sem­i­nar, which at­tracted 23 can­di­dates, started on Wed­nes­day and ends today at Em­manuel hos­tel in Maseru.

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