Redskins lift Four Nations tourney title

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MASERU — Redskins Volleyball Club on Sunday thrashed the University of Johannesburg (UJ) 3-0 to lift the Four Nations Tournament title in Pretoria, South Africa.

UJ are the reigning league champions in South Africa.

Redskins coach, Tšepo Raletoane, told the Lesotho Times on Monday that the victory was a good start for the team as they prepared to defend their title in the Inter-club Zone VI championships later this month.

The championships are set to run from November 25 to December 2 in Windhoek, Namibia.

In the round robin games, Redskins crushed Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) by three goals to one.

They went on to beat UJ 3-2 in their next match.

In the second round tie, Redskins again edged TUT by three goals to one before their second game against UJ was cancelled due to time constraints.

Redskins and UJ then met in the finals on Sunday to determine the champions in a much awaited final.

The locals again proved too strong for their South African counterparts crushing the side by three goals to nil.

It was all smiles for two of Redskins players – Rantso Makhakhe and captain, Moholo Lekomola.

Makhakhe was named best setter while Lekomola went home with the best attacker and most valuable player of the tournament awards.

“Although teams from Botswana and Swaziland did not turn up, I still believe it was a good tournament and it was worth it,” Raletoane said.

He said managing to play five international games in one weekend and winning all of them was a good sign that the locals are ready to defend their title.

“We have managed to play five games in three days as part of our practice (and) this is very important.

“All in all one can say preparations are going very well for the coming Zone VI Club Championships,” Raletoane said.

He however added that there were some areas which needed to be polished before the Zone VI Championships in Namibia.

“We are intending to start camp next week to work on some areas that were exposed over the weekend.”

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