Malawi’s ambassadors at the Confederation of Africa Volleyball Zone VI tournament Kamuzu Barracks were humbled after walking the hall shame by losing all their four games without winning a set.
Kamuzu Barracks represented Malawi after emerging champions in a national tournament but met their match in Swaziland at the regional tournament.
The team started the tournament with a 3-0 loss to the hosts club Swaziland Royal Police emulate a similar loss to Mozambique’s Academia, Zimbabwe’s Rail Stars and Botswana’s Cutlwano.
The tournament was won by Malawi’s neighbouring Mozambique’s club Ato Lidado of Nampula.
An official from Volleyball Association of Malawi said the team failed to stand the heat at international level as they lost all the games after taking a comfortable lead.
“What we noticed is that Kamuzu Barracks lacked international experience because they were started well but failed to handle the pressure,” said the official.
“This has given us hope that not all is lost because it simply showed that if we will keep on participating then our chance of doing fine will be high.”
The official has since called upon Kamuzu Barracks and Malawian clubs to consider forming sister relationship with clubs from neighbouring country clubs including Mozambique for them to gain experience.