The Southern Region women’s beach volleyball team has vowed to create a shocker in Sunday’s grand-finale clash against their Western Area opponents in the ongoing Sierra Leone Volleyball Association (SLVA) inter regional tournament.
The ladies from the South will for the second time lock horns with tournament favorites in the newly constructed beach volleyball arena, at the Siaka Steven Stadium in Freetown and their coach Cassius Musa Alpha believes they are in to make history.
“We defied all odds and reached the final which is a plus for us considering the lack of beach volleyball venue from our region. I just believe this is our tournament and we are going to spring a big surprise on Sunday,” he said.
“We are coming from behind to succeed and throughout the tournament our girls have showed they are up to the task and are making progress game by game.” Coach Alpha said and applauded Bernadette Fofonah for creating much impact in their game.
Despite being the favorites at the tournament, Western Area coach, Ibrahim Totor Koroma still believes they are going a record fifth time trophy success in beach volleyball despite all the talk out there.
He said: “Every game has its own tempo and we have learnt from our previous mistakes which we will exhibit on Sunday. I don’t believe the Southern Region can stand in our way to rewrite history.”
The last meeting between the two sides was a comfortable win for the tournament host whose team (1) pair of Lansana and Binta Bah had a two straight sets win; 21-4, 21-8 over Soybandi and Turay while the team (2) clash saw Fofonah and Kamara forced to a 3 sets to 1 victory over Fofonah and Conteh.
The male finale will see Northern Region pairs; Patrick Lombi and John S. Kamara, Saiba Njai and Bangalie Sannoh take on their Western Area rivals in Abubakarr I. Kamara and Ishmael Bangura, Mohamed Sillah and Mohamed Kamara in what has already been described as a mouthwatering clash.