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Monday, January 15, 2018

Lesotho champions Redskins qualify for African Volleyball Championship

Redskins will represent Lesotho in Egypt...
Lesotho volleyball champions Redskins have qualified for the 2018 African Volleyball Championship which will be held in Egypt in March and April.

Redskins booked their place at the continental showpiece by claiming third place at the 2017 African Zone 6 Club Championships that were held in Zimbabwe last month. It will be Redskins and Lesotho’s first appearance at the continental volleyball games since 2011 when they were also held in Egypt.

Redskins will be looking forward to the trip after their strong performance at the Zone 6 Club Championships where they were unbeaten until the semi-finals when they went down to home favourites Support Unit.

Redskins, however, managed to bounce back to beat South African outfit Uni Jodi in the third-place play-off to claim bronze.

Redskins captain Moholo Lekomola congratulated and praised his team but said Lesotho needs to improve its development of volleyball in order to compete with other countries in the region.

“There is still a huge gap in terms of development, most teams in Lesotho do not have under age development teams and it is making local players lack basic volleyball skills and it is denying them an opportunity to grow in the sport,” Lekomola said.

The 2018 African Volleyball Championship which is set to be played at the Ahly Club hall is set to run from March 27 to April 5.

Qualified are required to confirm their final participation by March 5.

The defending African champions are Egypt’s Al Ahly of Egypt who claimed the last title in Tunisia.

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