Lilongwe Community Centre (LCC) ground volleyball courts will today host this season’s first games of the Central Region Volleyball League (CRVL), the league’s publicist Godwin Mangani has said.
A vivid manifestation about the significance of the sport will be unwrapped on the LCC volleyball courts with top-class action involving all teams in the three-category league, according to Mangani.
Mangani said although they are yet to find sponsors, they feel it is time the senior men’s, junior men’s and ladies’ games started.
“We have been on off-season since November 2013 and we feel we would not be doing justice to the volleyball fraternity if we delay the kick-off,” he said.
However, Mangani said there will be slight changes in the format of the league this season to ensure that teams from districts such as Salima, Mchinji, Nkhotakota and Dedza participate without experiencing transport hurdles.
He said these districts will conduct qualifiers in their respective localities to identify the best team to join the top four Lilongwe-based teams in the quarter-finals.
“Qualifiers for Lilongwe teams will be played on a round-robin format since there are many teams. But in the other districts, teams will play knock-out games,” said Mangani.
He added that senior men’s teams will pay K7 500 registration fees each while junior men’s and ladies’ will pay K5 000 each.
Kamuzu Barracks teams are the defending champions in both senior and junior men’s events whereas Blue Eagles are defending the ladies’ crown.