THE UNBELIEVABLE REBOUND FROM VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (VUT)

VUT Female Volleyball Club

Vaal University of Technology (VUT) women’s team displayed an outstanding snap back in 2019 SA Volleyball Tournaments after a major loss at the USSA Championships. The Gauteng, Vanderbijlpark based team is among the teams which achieved many accolades in 2019 even though they experienced a bad start after losing at the USSA Indoor Volleyball Championships in the group stages as the defending champions. The team did not lose hope after hitting the wall at their most paramount annual competition but instead went back to the drawing board to correct the blunder which embarrassed and surprised many including its fellow retired stars.

The team put in a lot of effort and managed to reach the finals in almost all the national tournaments played in SA. VUT was seen reaching the finals at the VSA Club Championships were they finished 2nd and eventually qualifying to partake in the Tubby Ready Classic Cup which is regarded as one of the most prestigious club competitions in SA. VUT went down to TUT in the highly contested finals and got a ticket to participate at the Zone6 Club Championships.

VUT’s 2019 highlights are as follows:

  • Attained position 2 at the VSA Club Championships
  • Attained position 2 at the VSA -Tubby Ready Classic
  • Finished in the quarterfinals at the Zone 6 Club Championships
  • Won gold at the USSA Beach Volleyball Championships

VUT’s players achieved as follows:

  • Nokulunga Kunune was awarded the Best Blocker award at the VSA’s Club Championships and the VSA-Tubby Ready Cup respectively
  • Makhosine Dlamini was awarded Best Attacker at the VSA’s Club Championships
  • Karabo “Scara” Molefha was awarded the Best Attacker award at the VSA’s Tubby Ready Classic and was also awarded the Best Attacker award at the USSA Beach Volleyball Championships
  • Tshidi Dlamini was awarded the Best Setter award at the National Volleyball League (NVL)
  • Manana Mosia was awarded the MVP award at the USSA Beach Volleyball Championships

Article by

Jacob Thamaga

VSA Media & PR Director

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