Despite being labeled as tournament favorites, the road to the grand-finale was not an easy ready for both teams. The female squad started their journey to the finals with a 3 sets to 1 (25-20, 13-25, 25-19 and 25-18) win over Sixers in their first semi-final.
On the Men’s side, it was a show of true dominance of Young Stars in all three of their semi-finals battles; they first defeated Sixers in an easy three straight sets 25-20, 25-21, and 25-21 before facing a tough challenge from both Super Six and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF).
The match against Super Six ended 3-1 in favour of the Stars 25-14, 25-14; 20-25 and 25-21 while they went on to comfortably hamper the military guys 3-0 from 26-24, 25-18 and 25-17.
Despite been dubbed as the favorites to regain their title, the Stars have to again defeat Super Six who made it through by seeing-off competition from RSLAF and Sixers respectively.
A win for Super Six in the finale could not only end Young Stars dominance but also re-write history to be the first time in over 10 years to get their name on Championship crown.
Both finale matches have been billed for Sunday June 19 at the National Stadium volleyball court while the battle for third place and bronze medals will be played on Saturday June 18 with RSLAF taking on Sixers in the male division and Solar Spikers will battle against Super Six in the female division.