Southern Province Volleyball Association (SOVA) has appealed to Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) to help the southern side get more sponsors on board. And SOVA vice president finance Kabulo Hakayobe says the southern side is grateful ZAVA officials went to witness the Chairman’ cup competition dubbed ‘Hell In A Cell’ on 28th July 2018.

“We are happy that ZAVA officials were present and helped out on balls that we were using.We are still requesting ZAVA to help us financially and if possible help us with sporsors. If we will have something big clubs are fighting for, clubs will be motivated and will work the hardest,” said Hakayobe.

Meanwhile, ZAVA commended SOVA for successfully holding the chairman’s cup challenge and inviting officials from the mother body.

“It was a pleasure to watch the unbelievable talent in Choma. The guys showcased more than everyday volleyball and we will look into ways of supporting them every now and then,” said ZAVA vice president Kwasi Masole, one of the invited officials.

Hakayobe also explained how people should not only focus on competitions but also other good things that sports brings. “We are using sports to top tribalism, child abuse, gender discrimination and many other illicity activities in society,” he said.

He also advised club officials from different parts of the country to utilize SOVA when scouting for players. The vice president further called southern province a volleyball basket that has supplied Lusaka with good volleyball players that feature in the volleyball national team.

During the Chairman’s cup challenge, three female teams participated and the first position was scooped by Choma girls secondary school while the second and runners-up was Choma Ladies volleyball club. In the male category, eight teams competed and Choma volleyball club carried the day while Kalomo volleyball club was the runner-up. Hakayobe said SOVA will keep sourcing for sponsorship for clubs until financial constraints are overcome.

“We love volleyball and we are volleyball,” summed the vice president.