Magu impress in volleyball league

30Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Magu impress in volleyball league

MAGU volleyball team has bolstered their pursuit of silverware in this year’s Mwanza regional league after commanding three wins and managing draw in one match of the region early this week.

In the first of the team’s four matches that marked the beginning of the league's second round, Magu registered a 3-0 rout of St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) and the former managed a 3-3 draw with league leaders, Bank of Tanzania (BoT) Club, in a gripping duel played later.

Magu secured a 3-0 win over SAUT in the third match to consequently condem the latter to a second consecutive defeat in a space of two days.

Faru, one of two outfits that are making their maiden appearance in the tournament, turned into an easy prey for Magu when the two sides met as the latter recorded a 3-0 win.

The three victories have seen the team put pressure on BoT and turn the battle for the top honour into a two-horse race.

The league’s first round came to a close on June 19 with BoT Club leading the rest of the park in the men’s category after collecting 21 points, three ahead of Magu.

SAUT were positioned third with 14 points, with three points separating the sides with fourth placed Baptist Volleyball Club (BVC), the latter being a point adrift of fifth-placed Faru.

BVC enjoyed a memorable outing in the previous season but the team has been struggling to replicate the form this time around.

Mwanza Transit Camp (MTC), were positioned sixth with four points, a point above seventh-placed Buchosa whereas Ukerewe are at the bottom of the standings with no point.

BoT and Magu have also set up an exciting battle for the top honour in the women category, in which the former are in the top position with eleven points and the latter come second with ten points.

MTC women outfit, as it is the case for the club’s men’s team, has so far been struggling to impose itself in the tournament, as the squad is in the third position with six points.

BVC ladies are in the fourth position with three points, followed by bottom-placed SAUT that has yet to register a win.

The league’s junior category, which has been introduced by organisers Mwanza Regional Volleyball Association (Mwareva) for the first time, has wrapped the first round with Magu enjoying the driver’s seat with 10 points.

Butimba Prison Club is in the second position with seven points, followed by BVC and Faru that are in the third and last positions, respectively, despite been level on two points.

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