As the Mascom Volleyball league breaks ahead of the Botswana Independence celebrations, the men’s side of BDF VI and Police VI are headed for an interesting league finish.The uniformed forces are dominating the log standings with BDF VI, leading the race with 58 points after playing 20 games while Police VI accumulated 55 points in 19 games.
Both teams lost only one game to this end and as it stands, earning maximum points in all their remaining games will earn both teams 64 points. Nevertheless, the thrill of the game stands to unfold as the disciplinary teams are expected to lock horns on their very last game of the league. Should both teams walk into the ‘force clash’ with 61 points each, the outcome of the game will determine the 2018 champion.
The soldiers are scheduled to play a game against Spiking Stars before playing Police VI. As for the cops, they will play Kalavango and Prisons first and nothing but a win against the two teams will cement their chances of winning the league.
It is a tough call to make as to which team might win the league, as both teams are usually neck-to-neck with each other.
The latest episode saw Police VI men beat BDF VI 3-2 to lift the 2017 Capital Motors Cup. The Cops continued to dominate late last year when they thrashed Diphatsa to win the men’s final of the JB Sports Volleyball tournament. On the ladies’ side, fortunes are favouring the Mahalapye based Mag- Stimela as all the team has to do is to ensure they win all their remaining two games.
This will mean that the team finishes with 46 points while log leaders Mafolofolo can only manage 44 points if they win their remaining game against Police. Mag-Stimela is yet to play Kutlwano and Dynamites before ending the 2018 league. “I know what is at stake here, I defeated Dynamites and Kutlwano during the first round of the league and I will strategize to ensure I collect the crucial six points,” said Mag -Stimela Coach Maboka Molefi. Molefi said he is determined to rewrite the history books by winning the league however he is aware that Kutlwano and Dynamites will not offer him the championship title on a silver plate.