The 2016 Mascom volleyball league silver medallists and 2017 Capital Motors reigning champions Kalavango Volleyball Club is currently in South Africa for a retreat. The 2017 league competition is yet to start after the sponsors Mascom wireless decided not to renew their contract with the Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF). Vincent Travel Tours sponsored the cup winners trip to Durban’s to the tune of P30 000. The club has 30 athletes including both men and women in SA.
Kalavango has surprised the likes of Kutlwano and Mafolofolo to win the Capital Motors cup this year. Kalavango coach Isaac Thengelani used a blend of youth and experience at the annual cup competition. The ladies team won five individual awards at Capital Motors. Their successful campaign saw Boemo Bosaakae taking the best server, the veteran Monica Alfred winning best blocker while Kebabonye Phofedi went away with best libero award. The return of aging Unami Tupane, Monica Alfred strengthened the team further. While in Durban, KVC will play friendly games against University of Natal in both indoor and beach volleyball.
In the men section, Kabelo Marumo will lead his charges and challenge their minds to perform better and improve their positions. KVC ladies will represent the country at the zone 4 championships in Zimbabwe in December. The two parties have been in partnership for the past 5 years. KVC will send both men and women teams to the neighbouring South Africa. The tours director Vincent Mongati said, ”I do not measure success by how much wealth you amass but by value at which you transform people's life”.
KVC chairman Mmopi Chopdat Gaetshajwe said the trip will assist keep their players in shape physically and mentally. “The league is now dormant, this sends a clear message to athletes and coaches”, Gaetshajwe said.