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Volleyball: Regional rivals ready for upset

January 24, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

As the Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) 2017 Inter Regional Volleyball Championship gets underway today, the four participating regions are in top gear to spring surprises in this year’s tournament.

With several changes and players moving in various regions, the tournament itself has been billed to be a mouthwatering showpiece throughout the six days actions.

According to the Southern Region assistant coach, Abdul Razack Kamara, they were in Freetown to create upsets and lift both the indoor and beach volleyball title.

“We were runners-up during the last tournament so we are ready this year to be crowned as champions,” coach Kamara said. On their hopes to excel in the beach contest despite their region lack of such facilities, he expressed high optimism.

“For the Beach Volleyball contest, we have the players who can rise up to the challenge. Because we do lack  beach venue for training session that was why we traveled earlier and had several training at the tournament venue, so we are ready for the competition and challenges,” he said.

Meanwhile, Team Western Area are considered as favourites for both beach and indoor and head coach, Ibrahim Totor Koroma, admitted that they will be using different approaches in the tournaments as they planned to introduce young players that will showcase their talents.

He said: “We are ready to face any team at the tournament despite losing few of our players to the other regions, but our strength, experience, determination and love of the game will inspire us to defend our beach volleyball title in both male and female categories. We will also maintain our male volleyball title and fight to regain the female title as well.”  

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