Beitbridge Eagles beat SA

Staff Reporter


BEITBRIDGE EAGLES Volleyball team met and beat eight SA teams in an
invitational tournament played in Polokwane to mark the 1976 Soweto Uprising.
Soaring high above some 300 kilometres south of Beitbridge Town the team
comprising young talent from the border town hoisted high the Zimbabwean flag.
Dylan Mhlabi from the team was also crowned the most valuable player of the
tournament, adding a feather to the Beitbridge Eagles wings and the nation.
Our volleyball team was invited to the tournament in Polokwane, where we
outclassed all SA teams to scoop the pole position. All the other teams were drawn
from across SA and we were the only team from Zimbabwe said an official, Peter
Other reports from that country said the team emerged leaders in their pool set to
qualify for semi-finals, where they beat a tough team called Bulldogs by 1-2 to sail
into the finals.
The finals pitted them against Mpumalanga Block Busters, who took the Eagles to
the cleaners in the first set.
But the defeat only hardened the Zimbabwean team, which fired up like real eagles
scooped on their opponents to win all remaining sets putting the nation on the crown.
Eagles team setter Lovejoy Peula opened attacking combinations and turning on
the teams momentum to overrun Mpumalanga's best side eventually subdued, said
We then landed the coveted prize," he said.
Team: Lovejoy Peula, Dylan Mhlabi, Henry Lucas, Tafadzwa Chamunorwa, Kenny
Muchabveyo, Thabo Mpofu, Tinashe Machingura, Coach: Innocent Mzonza, Club
Administrator: P Zvenyika.

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