Lilongwe’s C2K Trophy champions, Kamuzu Barracks, are banking on the return of their players from military assignments to wrestle the Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL) title from Blue Eagles.
The soldiers, who have been dominating regional and national tournaments, lie fifth on the log table with three points having played two games.
Three teams–Lilongwe Spikers, Blue Eagles and Mipuniro—are tied at the top of the table with nine points each, and are only separated by a points and sets aggregate.
Bunda College come in between with three points but have done better by winning more sets and points as compared to Kamuzu Barracks.
Kamuzu Barracks were expected to start the season on a bright note having represented Malawi at last year’s Zone Six Senior Volleyball Club Championship in Swaziland.
But Team Manager, Lutufyo Kayange, said there is no need to press the panic button as the league had just started.
“We have played two games so far— winning one and losing the other. We are just hoping that with three of our players returning from military duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we will be back to our best,” Kayange said.
The military side beat Lilongwe Snipers 3-0 in their first match but went down 1-3 to Lilongwe Spikers in the second.
Kayange said his team was supposed to play its third game which did not take place.
“The issue is being handled by the league’s technical committee. I am sure that the log table will be updated after the committee makes its determination,” he said without elaborating.
Kamuzu Barracks won the C2K Trophy on the first day of the new season with a 3-1 thumping of Blue Eagles
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