Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls
VICTORIA Falls was last weekend treated to a rare sporting experience after the Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) held the second round of the Premier League 2022 season in the city.
A total of 14 matches were played at Mosi-oa-Tunya High School grounds.
Victoria Falls-based Shalom Ballers were the hosts as ZVA implemented a rotational approach for all teams in the national league.
Harare teams hosted the first round at University of Zimbabwe.
The third round will be held in Masvingo with TelOne and Blue Stars, the representatives from the city, hosting.
The rotational method is meant to cushion clubs from travelling expenses as they can host and play a number of games and these are done on a monthly basis.
ZVA vice president in charge of competitions Brian Manuel said 25 teams, 14 of them male and 11 female featured in Victoria Falls with the exception of Allied Timbers from Nyanga who could not travel due to logistical challenges and their games were walk overs.
“This is a national league and it was very successful here in Victoria Falls where
hosted the second round.
We want to take the game to the people and everywhere where there is a team.
Shalom have been the most travelling team so we had to come here.
“The weekend was good because they went out of their way to improve the courts and to see that we had no injuries at the end shows how good everything was,” said Manuel.
He said the league will continue in a round robin and winning clubs will go into quarter finals until the finals to get a team that will represent Zimbabwe at the Zone VI Championships next year.
Results: Mambas 3-0 Falcons, UZW 3-0 Harare City, Mambas 3-1 Chimoio, UZW 3-1 Shalom, Harare City 3-0 Falcons Manyame, UZW 3-0 MSU, Support Unit 3-0 CUT, Falcons Manyame 3-0 Shalom, TelOne 3-1 Chimoio, CUT3-0 Shalom, Harare City 3-0 Vipers, Support Unit 3-0 Mambas, TelOne 3-0 MSU, Harare City 3-1 Support Unit, CUT 3-2 Falcons Manyame, CUT 3-1 Vipers. – @ncubeleon