THE Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) is optimistic of hosting a successful Zone Six volleyball club championships slated for the University of Zambia and Olympic Youth Development Centre later this month.
ZAVA general secretary Charles Haambote said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that the association had so far received 28 confirmations from teams.
Haambote said out of the 28 teams, 17 are for men while 11 are for women, adding that the association was putting everything in place to make sure it hosts a memorable event.
The ZAVA general secretary said the association would ensure that courts were properly marked and the facilities were up to acceptable international standards.
Hambote said the association had constituted a local organising team that would make sure preparations for the Zone Six championships progressed well.
Zambia would be represented at the games by Green Buffaloes, Green Eagles, Nkwazi (men and women), Kamwala Magic and City of Lusaka.
Hambote said participating teams would start arriving in the country on November 17, and that the association would hold a technical meeting the following day before the games start on November 19-24.
The teams expected include Mozambique, who will field four teams (three males and one for women), Zimbabwe with seven teams (four men and three women), Lesotho with three teams (two for men and one for women), Namibia; two teams for women, and Botswana with three (two men and one women).
Others are Malawi and Swaziland that would field in a team each with hosts, Zambia fielding five teams, three for men and two for women.