The Sunday Mail
SUPPORT UNIT once again strolled their way to the Harare Volleyball Association League title, making light work of UZ in last weekend’s final.
However, the police outfit knows that there are some who will not take them seriously until they prove their worth on the continental scene.
Support Unit dismissed UZ 3-0 to land their fourth title in six years and their coach Itsalang Abu Basutu revealed that the triumph has given his team confidence ahead of next month’s Zone VI championships in Bulawayo.
“We are very pleased to win another league title, but attention now shifts to the National League and also the Zone VI competition which Zimbabwe will host,” he said.
“We have been working hard as a team and our mental strength has been impressive during this season which was quite competitive.”
The Zimbabwe Volleyball Association National League continues with second round action before the much awaited Zone VI tournament that is set to attract top Southern African teams. The last time Zimbabwe hosted the Zone VI Games in 2006, a local team CBZ Jewels were crowned champions.
Can Support Unit, who were losing finalists to Mozambique’s Autoridade de Tributaria in Maputo in 2014, finally win the regional competition?
“Every time we play in this competition, there are expectations but we would rather talk about that when the time to cross the bridge has come.
“Of course we play to win, there is no reason of playing a competition you do not want to win. However, I want us to play good volleyball, my main target is to play well. If we are meant to win we will win,” said Basutu.
Support Unit’s 2014 run at the Zone VI Games remains their best to date.
They placed third in 2015 and bowed in the quarter finals in 2012, 2013 and last year.