MASVINGO – The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) volleyball team successfully hosted the Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) league games at the university's Mashava campus recently.
The team, which is participating in the league for the first time, is tussling for honours with some experienced teams like Black Rhinos, Morris Depot, and University of Zimbabwe (UZ).
The fixtures hosted by GZU were the third in the league's short history.
The first fixtures were held in Harare while the second were hosted by Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT).
GZU played four matches and managed to win two of the matches; 3 nil against Black Rhinos and 2-1 against Morris Depot.
They failed to beat their most formidable rivals UZ, stumbling to a 3 nil defeat while Manyame defeated them 2-1 in a match that was a close call.
GZU volleyball team coach, Clemence Muzondo was pleased by the efforts that his team is putting in all the fixtures in the league.
"The league has been tough for us as a team which is still trying shape itself. The teams we are competing against are powerhouses.
"Joining this league has given us the opportunity to train and shape our team as we prepare for the next edition of the ZUSA (Zimbabwe University Sports Association) games. We therefore are not worried about our position in the league because it's still our first year in the league," said Muzondo.
Muzondo also thanked GZU for giving them the green light to join the league.
"We extend our gratitude to the university which granted us the permission to join the league and supported us all the way," said Muzondo.
The next fixture will be held on October 29 - 30 in Harare.news