Jeshi Stars gear up for volleyball title defence

06Dec 2016
Letas Morice
The Guardian
Jeshi Stars gear up for volleyball title defence

JESHI Stars trainer Lameck Mashindano is confident over his players to showcase laudable performance in the Uhuru volleyball cup that gets underway at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam today.

The National Microfinance Bank players and officials celebrate after winning the Brazuka championship in Dar es Salaam at the weekend. NMB beat DTB by 6-5 penalties.

The five-day event that Dar-based volleyball teams compete for the title, is organised by the Dar es Salaam Regional Volleyball Association (DAREVA) and winds up on December 9.

Mashindano said his players have been gearing up for the tournament with high in morale, the fact which has made him believe they might be able to stage up good form right from the opening encounter.

“I believe in the mentality of my players as they have shown good impression to excel. There are no injured players in my team, thus, I expect to sail through well and knock down opponents based on the depth of the team I have had,” he said.

He said his team has, been impressive in training sessions. The team has been training for more than two weeks.

Holders Jeshi Stars team has a gender-balanced 24 volleyball players. The Uhuru volleyball is staged to mark 55 years of the Tanganyika Independence Day next week.

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