The Sunday Mail
Top flight volleyball league side Support Unit have set their sights on a maiden Premier League title following an impressive mid-season spell that saw them clinching the Harare Volleyball tourney last weekend. Support Unit pummelled rivals and league champions Stanbic Thunder 3-0 in the final played at Morris Depot.
Their stand-in coach McDonald Chademana believes the triumph was the tonic his boys needed as the 2014 league campaign reaches the business end.
“We have been playing second fiddle to Stanbic Thunder in the league for some time now . . . last season we finished second behind them, but I think last weekend’s success will spur us in the league.
“We lost our last two league matches and we needed a response going into the tournament and I am happy we produced one,” said Chademana who is standing in for Itsanalang Aba Suthu, who is attending an international coaching course in Sudan.
Support Unit men lie third on the log standings, one point adrift of joint leaders Stanbic Thunder and Black Rhinos and will have their work cut out as they try to wrestle the league title.
It was a double celebration for Support Unit teams as their ladies’ side beat a resurgent Jewels 3-2 in the final.
NABA finished third after triumphing 2-1 over Black Rhinos in the men’s third and fourth place play-off while Harare Polytechnic ladies team took third place after dismissing Chapungu 2-0.
Harare Volleyball League chairman Shadreck Chisoko hailed the teams for displaying high quality volleyball.
“It is getting exciting; the fact that the top four teams in the league are separated by a single point makes it more intriguing.
“This is mid-season and teams have reached their peak, their performances at the tournament were impressive.
“It is good to see teams like Jewels ladies coming back to their best and also NABA who were in the Zimbabwe Open final coming out of their shell, they are capable of challenging for honours,” he said.