Chui win in Tava tourney debut

21Aug 2016
Guardian On Sunday
Chui win in Tava tourney debut

DAR ES SALAAM’s Chui Club on Friday opened its account in this year’s national volleyball club championship men’s category with a convincing 3-1 victory over Dodoma in Coast Region.

The tournament organised by the Tanzania Volleyball Association (TAVA) involves teams from Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Dodoma. It is scheduled to come to a close today.

Chui staged a 25-18 win in the opening set and the second set saw Dodoma regroup to win 25-19, thus bringing the score to 1-1.
Chui then took control of the third set and won 25-22, and thereafter cruised to a 25-19 win in the fourth set.

In the day’s other games played at the same venue, Kibaha Stars edged Dodoma 3-2 while domestic volleyball big guns, Jeshi Stars, issued a sound warning to the rest of the competitors with a 3-0 win over Kibaha Stars.

Jeshi Stars dominated the game against Kibaha Stars right from the start to register 25-18 win and later won 25-14 and 25-15 in the second and third sets respectively.

The youthful Kibaha Stars, though, put up spirited displays in the game against Dodoma, and ultimately emerged victorious.
Kibaha Stars took a 25-20 win in the first set but then Dodoma won the second set 25-23 following poor service by Kibaha Stars.

Dodoma went on to win the third set 25-17 and Kibaha Stars levelled matters to 2-2 with a 25-20 win in the fourth set to push the game to the deciding fifth set.

The fifth set saw the two teams showcase skilful displays but Dodoma eventually succumbed to defeat, as poor smash by one of the team’s players proved costly.

TAVA chairman Augustine Agapa disclosed that failure to secure sponsorship for the event has made it difficult for the association to announce amounts of cash prizes for the tournament winners.

Some eligible teams including Arusha’s Pentagon, Bank of Tanzania Club of Mwanza and JKT of Dar es Salaam decided not to take part in the event because of failure to meet participation costs, he said.Prisons were until yesterday struggling to ensure they participate in the event, he added.

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