The Kalinago NEP Workers are the 2019 Champions of the DAVA Business League.
They defeated the defending champions, Domlec, 3-1 (best-of-5) in front a vociferous crowd in the grand finals of the league.
Both teams came into this match with an undefeated record as they dominated their groups respectively. The NEP Workers were quick off the blocks, they took a gentle lead throughout the opening stages — only for Domlec to rectify the problem and claw their way back.
The first set leveled 24-all, both teams fought hard and strong, but it was Domlec who disobeyed their very own safety guard and got shocked in set one 28-26.
In set two, the fans witnessed the Domlec team that dominated throughout the league — they returned with all their gears and fire-power as the NEP Workers lost the second set 25-16.
However, they came back in the third set to hunt the Domlec team who began to crumble as they created their own mistakes. Lack of communication was their major issue, something that was never seen from this team during the regular season.
The NEP Workers pressed hard to win set three 25-14 and then went on to win set four 25-21 to dethrone the champions.
Coach of Kalinago NEP Workers, Len Samuel, says this win means a lot as it is the first championship the team has won.
“This is a very special moment for us. We haven’t won a championship since we playing volleyball so we’re really excited to have this one,” Samuel said.
“I want to say thank you to the guys, they played very hard because in the first two sets we down and it was our own mistakes. What we had to do is just play with our heads and we spoke about it and they executed very well and that was the outcome of the game, that’s why we won,” he added.
Meanwhile, Domlec’s captain, Charlton Toussaint says “we got beaten by a better team tonight.”
He added, “we never got our game plan but tonight they were the better team and mental errors including myself. We just have to go back to the drawing board to see what we can do about that but it was a good game, good season, hats off to them.”