The win puts the defending champions nine points above the second placed Nkwazi that had more macho players to showcase than a points collection game display.
Lucky Bwalya saved 10 aces to win Nkwazi in set while their dominant attacker Abraham Tembo, who is also the captain of the side, was hitting from all angles. ” I think what sets our team apart is that we play together. We do not have one dependable player because we all have something different to offer to the team. Our off court differences are never part of the game, ” said Abraham. The Zambia National Service (ZNS) guys seem to be holding the title with one hand with eight games to the league finale as most of their matches to be played will be formalities
City of Lusaka made a season shock after beating the Zambia army side Green Buffaloes 3-2 on Saturday 21 July 2018. The now fourth-placed no pressure boys were the highlight of the weekend when they played against Green Buffaloes who seemed good on paper but ended up with only a point to their base. Buffaloes lost 10-15 in the deciding set after wining the first and third set. City of Lusaka season shock is a second one as they first made the trend in the first round of the MIVA games when they beat UNZA in three straight sets.
The battle for the second finish now remains heavy for Nkwazi, Green Buffaloes and City of Lusaka that have little points apart.
In the ladies’ category, open tournament gold medalist Super Select cancelled their 3-0 defeat to defending champions Magic to occupy second position of the table,and open the title chase for the women’s league title as Magic lead was reduced to 2 points. Green Buffaloes ladies dropped to third place after losing 3-1 to Super Select, with 10 points behind league leaders Magic. Zava open and MIVA best blocker Sally Chilombo was exceptionally handy to help the Chitambo coached side open their title hopes in round two fixture as she accounted for 70% of the team success. “It is simply a matter of working hard and continuing to learn that makes us win games,” said Chilombo. A Super celebration was in order as Select beat two giants in one weekend thus, Magic 3-0 and Green buffaloes 3-1.