Faru maintain winning ways in Dar volleyball league

16Apr 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Faru maintain winning ways in Dar volleyball league

DAR ES SALAAM’s Faru Club has tightened its grip on the top spot in this year’s regional volleyball league after posting a 3-2 win over Chui at the National Indoor Stadium in the city on Saturday.

Jesahi Stars volleyball team’s players (in red jersey) lock horns with their Kinyerezi team’s counterpart in a recent Dar es Salaam regional league’s match. PHOTO: COURTESY OF DAREVA

The game’s eventual winners made a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to claim wins in the third and fourth sets to force the game to the fifth set, which they won convincingly.

Chui showcased determination to take control of the game as they won 29-27 in the opening set and the outfit thereafter won 25-23 in the next set to bolster hopes of winning the duel.

The third set saw the youthful Faru put a gallant fightback to claim a 25-23 win, which boosted the side’s morale going into the fourth set that again saw the team dominate to claim a 25-22 win.

Chui were visibly below par in the fifth set given they committed several costly mistakes which gifted their opponents points. Faru ultimately sealed victory with a 15-8 in the fifth set.

A delighted Faru coach, Nassor Shariff, admitted it was a tough match, as his side had to go for a different approach to eventually come out with the win.

“It was a truly tough game, our opponents had prepared well and were keen on winning, we however opted for a different game plan and strategies later on and we managed to win,” he said.

“We are still at the top of the league’s standing in the men’s category and we appreciate having registered victory today…we will assess weaknesses that we showcased in today’s game with a view to excelling in the next match.”   

Faru were, before the match, occupying the top spot in the men’s category of the league with six points from two games.

Chui, Prisons, Mji Mwema and CDS were placed second, third, fourth and fifth respectively in the log. Jeshi Stars, Makongo, Victory, IP Sport and JKT were placed sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.  

In the day’s other matches which took place at the same venue, CDS cruised to a convincing 3-0 win over Victoria, and IP Sport made short work of Jeshi Stars with a 3-0 win over the latter.

The first two sets saw CDS mercilessly punishing Victoria to claim 25-14 and 25-17 wins respectively. In the third set CDS took off from where they left off in which they won 25-18.

Jeshi Stars were less convincing against IP Sport, with the latter making the most of their chances to eventually come out with the convincing win.

Much as IP Sport looked a bit sloppy in the opening set, they reorganized in the latter stages to win 25-23 win. 

IP Sport improved as time ticked by in which they made the most of Jeshi Stars’ errors to win 25-22 and 25-19 respectively in the next two sets.

The women’s category match pitting Mji Mwema against Jeshi Stars ended with the latter recording a 3-0 win over the former. 

Jeshi Stars held sway from the opening set, which ended with the side winning 25-9. In the next two sets, Jeshi Stars again had an upper hand, sealing the victory with 25-7 and 25-14 wins.

Four games were set to take place at the venue yesterday with the first pitting Mji Mwema against Jeshi Stars, followed by the match between IP Sport and Prisons. 

The day’s last match will pit Prisons against Makongo in the women category.