Saturday, September 17
*Tigers Vs KAVC-A – 10am
*ESPOIR Vs VVC (Women) – 12pm
*Sky VC vs UCU – 2pm
*KCCA vs Nemo at 4 pm
Sunday, September 17
*Sport-S Vs OBB (Women) – 12pm
*Ndejje Vs Sky – 2pm
*UCU vs Tigers – 4pm
Sky Volleyball Club won the Serie B title last season and gained their promotion into the top flight alongside beaten finalists Tigers Volleyball Club.
Both sides will be playing their first games in the 2022/23 National Volleyball League (Serie A) this weekend at the Old Kampala Arena in Mengo.
Tigers will be facing Kampala Amateurs Volleyball Club (KAVC) as Sky face off with Mukono-based Uganda Christian University.
Sky will be diving in waters they are familiar with, having played in the serie A before before they got relegated. They face a fierce UCU side who are seeking to redeem their past glory and have had quite some luck in the recent Open tournaments, reaching two finals and winning the Aporu Tournament in Kumi this year.
Sky will play without five of their best players of which four are teenagers who traveled with their School (Zzana High) for the FEASSA games in Arusha, on Wednesday. The four are; Libero Cheme, Atee Emmanuel, Omusana Constantino, And Otim Isaac and they will also miss opposite Briton Kananura on their offense.
The team will have to rely on receive attacker Aaron Wanjara, Elly Ngabirano, or Luswaata Ezra for offense, as they face UCU who have almost a full squad at their disposal.
From their most efficient scorer Nespal Angiro to newly acquired Mark Omara, middle blocker Kau bak Nak, and Elis Isiagi, UCU look a loaded side.
Sky could however count on the fact that Juma Osunge’s charges survived relegation last season and their start to the new season was equally not pleasant, having lost 3-0 to KAVC-A last weekend at the indoor arena in Lugogo.
In the other games, tier debutants Tigers will be checking their squad strength against an already confident KAVC-A while Kampala Capital City Authority plays last season’s play-off finalists Nemostars.
Nemo lost their season opener painfully to Ndejje in a five-set thriller and is struggling to find a fitting replacement for Emmanuel Elanyu who returned to KAVC-A.