City rides high

10 Mar, 2019 - 00:03 0 Views

The Sunday Mail

Brighton Zhawi

HARARE CITY Volleyball teams have the best coaches who simply cannot fail, says club chair Bosman Matengarufu.

Bosman has since brought in tow some of the biggest names in Zimbabwe volleyball; namely Itsalang Abu Basutu, the national men’s coach who is in charge of Harare City men’s side and Artwell Gororo (former Zimbabwe men’s coach) who coaches Harare City women’s team.

“We have got the best coaches in the country and I don’t see them failing any time soon,” claimed Matengarufu.

Matengarufu has hailed City’s ‘professional approach’ to the game saying it will take them far. “Everything is structured and we are heading in the right direction.

“One of our targets is to host the 2023 Africa Club Championships and we the way things are structured here I don’t see anything standing in our way,” he said.

Harare City welcomed new signings at a team bonding camp in Harare, last week, as the team began preparations for the season expected to start in April.

For now, City, whose men’s side signed utility player Keith Machakaire, setter Tazviona Zvirawa, Isaac Chokera (centre) are focusing on the Harare Volleyball Association League Open (HVA) tournament that concludes at UZ today.

Harare City women’s team head coach Gororo believes the HVA Open is a good gauge for what’s to come in the season.

“They will be a lot of studying of each other’s play amongst the teams which is normal in the season’s opening tournament,” he said.

Harare City women’s team biggest achievement to date is making it to the Africa Club Championships in Egypt in 2018.

Their men’s team made it to the quarter-finals in the 2018 edition of the Zone VI Championship in Durban.

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