By: Selengoane Lebaka
Red Skins and Lesotho Defence Force ladies volleyball clubs were to renew their rivalry in a title decider on Saturday.
The winner of the fourth tournament would have the bragging rights for this event hosted at Police Training College.
Ms Keketso Mahase, Red Skins captain, believed her team was fully prepared heading to this game. Mahase was confident her team would win this game as they got a better of LDF in the first two tournaments, although losing the third one to LDF.
“Even though we lost 3:1 to LDF we have learnt a lot from this game”, said Mahase after the game.
“It is difficult to really say which team has dominated the league as both teams won two tournaments each, but I know we’re champions”.
Mahase stated that her team withdrew from Zone VI Club Championship to be hosted at Durban in December. They did this because they do not feel ready to go and play in such a competitive tournament, because they want to compete not just to participate.
“We want to win the coming league competition because if we succeed, we will feature in a Zone VI competition to be hosted by Malawi next year. We want to dominate that league from the on-set until the very end”, said the captain.
Sometimes training is not easy because our team is ill-structured as we have players from Hlotse and Qacha’s nek, as a result, sometimes we meet in the middle of a tournament.
The LDF ladies coach Mr Mahasane Botsang, disclosed his excitement after winning the game, asserting that he won the league. He believed winning this game also boosts his team’s morale in preparation for the club championship to be hosted in Durban this December.
“I am very proud of my team because that win will determine whether we win the league or not. In overall I am content with my team even though we had to sweat for the victory”, the coach uttered.
He said preparations heading to this game were well even though injuries became a big problem. As a results, they were forced to make changes for Saturday’s game.
Botsane explained that they have to focus on the zone VI competition and represent Lesotho well.
“The aim is to go as far as possible in that competition hence preparations have already started,” said Botsang.