Fiona Ruzha, Sports Reporter
BLACK Rhinos men’s volleyball club which is set to participate at this year’s edition of the Zone VI Champions, is still facing logistical challenges.
The army side is expected to travel along other local registered teams which include UZ Wolves, Support Unit and Harare City to Malawi next week.
However, due to monetary constraints, the team might not make it to Lilongwe as the situation has been worsened by failure to acquire foreign currency.
Speaking to H-Metro, the team’s coach Vengai Nyahude said he is optimistic that everything will work out for the better.
“We are still facing logistical challenges in terms of transport, food and accommodation allowances.
“However, we hope that CABS and Champions Insurance who have promised to do something will fulfill.
“We are also appealing to other corporates to support us in this desperate situation so that we don’t miss this special tournament of Southern Africa,” he said.
Despite displaying a poor performance in the just ended Harare Volleyball League and Zimbabwe National League, the army side are anticipating to do better at the Zone VI Champions slated for Malawi next week.
“As coaches we are doing our best as preparations are underway and the team is focused ahead of the tournament.
“I am aware that we didn’t have a good year in terms of both leagues but we are working hard in rectifying our mistakes,” said Nyahode.
The team has been participating in the Zone VI where they meet challenging teams in the Southern Africa and using this experience, they hope for the better.