Volleyball team coaches have expressed unhappiness over the prizes from the 2012 Capital motors independence volleyball cup. The team toss for the cup was done on Tuesday in Gaborone with all the prizes and regulations being revealed during the draw held at the Botswana National Sport Council (BNSC) offices.
The first games of the four stage tournament will be played in from Saturaday until Sunday in Mahalapye. The winners of this years edition, both men and women teams, will represent Botswana in the 2012 Zone VI Club. The championships will see both men and women’s winners pocketing P12 000. The second placed teams will walk away with P8 000 while third placed teams walk away with P5 000.
The teams that are knocked out at the preliminary stages will pocket a consolation prize of P3 000. When it comes to individual prizes, the best scorer will go away with P1000, best attacker, server, blocker, setter, defender and best coach will all get P600 each. Diphatsa (men)captain, Odirile Sibanda said the prizes are of little amount and they thought it would be better looking at the fact that they sponsor themselves on everything.
“The first prize money is the amount that would be spent on the first stage of the tournament when taking into account transport, food and accommodation,”Odirile says. President of Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF), Daniel Molaodi said they did not set the prizes looking at any team’s happiness; he said they should go out and find themselves sponsors who can assist financially.