Zambia suffers setback at Botswana volleyball games

ZAMBIA’S race to Spain suffered a major setback after going down to Lesotho and Botswana at the ongoing International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men’s World Championship-Africa qualifiers in Gaborone.

The Zambians were humbled 3-0 by Lesotho, having lost by a similar margin on Friday against hosts, Botswana in probably the most challenging match for the team since the beginning of the competition on Tuesday
Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) general secretary, Charles Haambote was, however, optimistic that Zambia still stood a chance of progressing to the next round on mathematical ground.
He said in Lusaka yesterday that Zambia were awaiting the results of the match between Botswana and Zimbabwe late yesterday.
If Botswana beat Zimbabwe, then Zambia would progress on points, but if Zimbabwe, who were standing pretty on points, see off Botswana in the must-win match, then it was all over for Zambia.
Lesotho beat Zambia with set scores 25-19, 25-19, 25-22, while
Botswana had earlier defeated the Elton-Thawe coached side 25-12, 25-13 and 25-23.
Zambia managed to win the first three games in the campaign for the 2014 Spain World Volleyball championships 3-0 against Namibia.