MASVINGO Volleyball Association (MVA) took the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions to elect a new committee which will be chaired by seasoned local coach, Clemence Muzondo.
Muzondo will be deputized by Rumbidzai Tarusarira and Salatiel Muputa. Dr Richard Makoni was elected the new secretary general while Glenn Tavarwisa is the newly elected treasurer.
Blessing Haruzivishe, Lynnet Njambi and Emmanuel Ruocha are the new board’s committee members.
Muzondo who takes over from the Pardon Jinya led committee says their vision is to expand and refine the sport at local level, a development that will help development of volleyball at national and other higher levels.
“Firstly, I appreciate the work and foundation that was laid down by the outgoing committee. As a new committee we would want to push to grow the sport in the province and make our provincial league better. Our vision is to currently expand and refine our league as much as growing the sport is concerned,” Muzondo said.
While lamenting the setback brought along with the COVID-19 pandemic, Muzondo says adopting to the new normal will not be easy either.
“Activity in terms of play has been hindered. Courses and refreshers as well have been disturbed. Most athletes will have to restart to gain fitness and try to adapt to play after this long layoff.
“Adapting won’t be easy, to reach the level of competitiveness the league was is going to take time. As MVA we are however adhering to all regulations laid down by the supreme board that is Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA), Sport and recreation commission as well as those set by the Ministry of Health and Child Care,” he added.
Currently Masvingo has seven clubs (men) being GZU Elders, Telone Hawks, Triangle Parrots, Hippo Sugar Spikers, Christian Pirates, Staff, Eagles volleyball clubs and four female teams namely Telone Hawks, GZU Panthers, Triangle Parrots and Christian Pirates.
Masvingo Volleyball Association elects new leadership