20 November 2012

Zambia: Magic Start With a Resounding Victory

ZAMBIA'S Kamwala Magic set the tone at the Zone Six Clubs Volleyball Championship with a resounding 3-0 victory over Universidade of Mozambique as the regional senior clubs' championship squared off in Lusaka yesterday.

In games being played at the Olympic Youth Development Centre and the University of Zambia, Kamwala Magic, made sure they were heard with a roller coaster performance that flattened their north-eastern neighbours.

As the sole Zambian team in action on Day-One, the ladies from Kamwala set the tone for the rest of the Zambian teams but there was no reprieve for the Mozambique contingent as news from OYDC where the men are playing brought equally devastating results.

Autoridade, the men representatives from Mozambique, were wired 3-0 by the enterprising Botswana Defence Force (BDF-6) side in a Group A match played before an equally split crowd.

But the best action of the day was reserved for a Group B tie between Red Skins of Lesotho and Rail Stars of Zimbabwe with the match playing for three hours and went all five sets before Rail Stars took the game 3-2.

Leading 2-0 and on the way to a routine, Red Skins were stunned and derailed by a mother of all come backs from the Zimbabweans led by Conrad Kupara as their lead was levelled two sets later and before losing the match with set scores of 21-25, 18-25, 25-21, 30-28, 15-9.

Later Support Unit of Zimbabwe was set to play Kamuzu Barracks while another Zimbabwean side Stanbic Thunders was engaged in a late game against Sunrise of Swaziland.

Today, the Zambian teams come out of the blocks with Nkwazi first playing Rail Stars at 10:00hours before Green Eagles meet Support Unit and then Green Buffaloes engaging Stanbic Thunders while the 19:00hours game will be between City of Lusaka and Autoridade.

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