… Back from Abu Dhabi, considering new offers
Volleyball star Tracy Chaba says the Botswana volleyball is on the right track of becoming professional soon. Chaba said the country only needs infrastructure and financial backing from private companies to achieve this. She said Botswana has got all the talent but lacks facilities. “Infrastructure is the main issue; we need to have proper facilities and then work more on development of players,” she said. According to her, Botswana stands a better position of professionalising volleyball than other countries. Chaba said the playing standard is very high compared to where he was playing in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. “Botswana plays better volleyball than they do there yet they are professional. We can go professional if we build indoor facilities and attract enough support from the financiers,” said Chaba.
She said while in Abu Dhabi competition in women volleyball was not very high compared to Algeria. She said she even had to train with the men’s to keep up with her best form. This further illustrates how low the standard is compared to Botswana. Chaba had signed an eight months contract with a team in Abu Dhabi but spent only three months following her team’s dissolution. She is now back in Botswana without a team but because of her impressing performance offers have been coming. “I had other offers in Abu Dhabi and even Sweden but I turned them down to come home and make a decision on a sober mind. I am currently waiting on something from Egypt as I have impressed a lot of people,” she said.