Good start for Botswana in volleyball qualifiers

Botswana's Kutwana Agisanyang spikes during the hosts' 3-0 win over Mozambique PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Botswana's Kutwana Agisanyang spikes during the hosts' 3-0 win over Mozambique PIC: KABO MPAETONA

MOLEPOLOLE: The national men's volleyball team is off to a good start in the second stage of the qualifiers for the 2014 World Championships after a 3-0 wallop of Mozambique.

It was clear from the onset that the Mozambicans will be in for a tough afternoon as the hosts eased to a 25-17 win in the first set. Botswana sealed victory by claiming the second and third set 25-16 and 25-18 respectively. The well built, towering Botswana players were too good for the lanky Mozambicans. The visitors clearly did not have answers for Botswana led by captain Shadrack Kapeko who unleashed spike after spike in a well-attended match.

Agisanyang 'Oscar' Kurwana and Happy Ribbin were also a marvel to watch. However, tables almost turned when Botswana started donating points in the third set as fatigue seemed to creep in.

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