Sport-S ease past struggling Nemostars

Saturday, October 1
*SKY 3-1 Tigers
(22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-13)
(14-25, 25-16, 25-17, 32-30)
*Sport-S 3-0 Nemostars
(25-16, 25-17, 25-19)

Sunday, October 2
*Women: Ndejje Vs KAVC
*KAVC Vs Nkumba
*Ndejje Vs UCU

The Sport-S Nemo clash failed to live past its hype as the blacks took home an easy 3-0 victory against the Kololo outfit at the Old Kampala Arena, on Saturday.

Benon Mugisha’s Sport-S have now won two of their opening games and lead the log with 6 points displacing KAVC who play Nkumba VC on Sunday.

The contest served off with a slow start that had Nemostars break the deadlock on a dump by new face Esau Esil but failed to feed the lead, propelling Sport-S past them.

Sport-S Head Coach Mugisha notes that the resistance from Nemo was weaker than they anticipated but the result doesn’t put them in a haven since they now have a task to maintain their performance even after beating two of the biggest sides (OBB and Nemo).

“This is not what we expected, we expected a bigger push from Nemo but we were the ones pushing ourselves. Normally the opponent dictates what you do and that was not the case in today’s game,” Mugisha said after the game.

“The season can never be easy since everyone comes to win. When you beat someone they come back stronger. It’s now more work for us to maintain our performance and even come back with stronger resistance.”

Sport-S dominated all three sets and notably in the second set, Nemo lost six consecutive points that extended their opponent’s lead, which pressured Andrew Okapis to introduce setter Smith Okumu to the game who tried to play catch-up but all seemed over as Okumu returned broken to the Coach’s seat. Sport-S would later win the set 25-19.

Nemostars played without skipper George Aporu who reportedly sustained an injury in training and for the first time, middle blocker Fahad Zungu was played as an outside hitter which turned out a disaster for the Okapis charges.

Moses Odeke started ahead of Okumu and Esau Esil put up an impressive display mounting the deserved pressure to hurt the blacks in counterattacks.

Meanwhile, in the other games, Tigers lost 3-1 to Sky VC, and the Orange Block Busters came from down to survive a resilient Kampala Capital City Authority who failed to utilize an early set lead to pick their first win of the season.

KCCA won the first set by 11 points (25:14) but their reluctant gameplay in the two sets that followed had OBB regain form, and the lead as well.

The Alex-coached side nearly took the fourth set to force a decider after holding on to a 30-point set but were let down by a rotation foul that involved a back-court setter.

The win hands Luke Ettit a flying start as he waits to face Nemostars in his next fixture on the 15th of October.



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