Times of Zambia by andrew Miti on 5/28/13
By YVONNE SAKALA –
THE Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) has embarked on a campaign aimed at creating and strengthening volleyball structures at regional and district levels in the country to help raise the standard of the sport.
ZAVA general secretary Charles Haambote said in Lusaka yesterday that the structures to be created would manage the affairs of volleyball in the respective areas.
Haambote said the association in accordance with the article 7 and 23 of the ZAVA constitution stipulated that the association was to create other structures at regional and district levels in all corners of the country.
Haambote said the first creation the association made was Kasama District Volleyball Association which had been dully established and affiliated to the national mother body.
He said the association had installed an interim committee that would be led by a former UNZA player Derrick Sianga, whom he wished well in setting up the association.
“We have embarked on this programme as a way of strengthening our structures and also augment the tremendous efforts being made by the Midlands Volleyball Association (MIVA, Copperbelt Volleyball Association (COVA) and Luapula Volleyball Association (LUAVA),” Haambote said.
Haambote said ZAVA was now working on creating more structures in Chipata, Livingstone and Lumwana area saying it was association’s wish to reach out to all parts of the country by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the week five COVA league games played at the weekend at the Copperbelt University (CBU) saw the hosts thrashing Chambishi 3-0 while Indeni also beat Flight Club with a similar score line.
Other games saw CBU beat Kalulushi 3-0, Konkola lost to flight 2-3 while Chambishi lost to Kalulushi 0-3 with Indeni beating Konkola 3-2.