Volleyball league thrills in Mwanza

20Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Volleyball league thrills in Mwanza

MWANZA Transit Camp, (MTC) volleyball team’s quest to excel in the men's category of Mwanza regional volleyball league, has been made clear after the outfit recorded a 3-0 victory over Ukerewe in the opening day of the second round on Saturday.

MTC had earlier suffered a 3-1 loss to Baptist Volleyball Club (BVC) in the game played at the same venue but the former rediscovered their fighting spirit to keep Ukerewe in check and come out with the emphatic victory.

MTC have so far been below par against more competent opponents in the tournament and the former will, thus, need to give its all in the forthcoming matches against the latter to stay within reach of the top spots.

`The category's leaders, Bank of Tanzania (BoT) Club, maintained their winning ways with a 3-0 victory over St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT).

Magu Volleyball Club continued to put pressure on BoT Club after snatching two wins at the same venue on the day.
Magu cruised to a 3-0 win over Buchosa in the first match and later recorded a similar win over Ukerewe in the subsequent game.

BoT Club's victory over SAUT has seen the former continue to tighten their grip on top spot in the men's category, with Magu hot on the outfit's heels in the second spot.

Eight outfits are taking part in the league, which also involves women and junior teams, in an effort to improve the standard of the sport in the region.

The league’s first round, which came to a close on June 5, saw BoT Club occupy top position in men and women categories, whereas Magu led the rest of the pack in the junior category.

BoT Club men’s team, the only squad that has yet to concede defeat, had collected 21 points from seven games, winning 21 sets and losing one.

BoT Club women’s team enjoyed the driver’s seat with eleven points after winning all of their four matches. They have won a total of 12 sets and lost three.

The junior category leaders, Magu, are also enjoying unbeaten spell, having collected ten points from four matches.
Butimba Prisons Club, BVC and MTC are in the second, third and last positions, respectively, in the category.

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