Women – VVC 0-3 KCB-NKUMBA
(23-25, 13-25, 16-25)
Men – Sport-S 3-0 Nkumba Navy
(25-11, 25-06, 25-16)
Ndejje Sharks 3-1 KCCA
(25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-19)
Men – Nkumba vs UCU, 10 am
Sky VC vs Nemo, 2 pm
OBB vs KAVC, 4 pm
Women – KCCA vs KAVC,12 pm
University side Ndejje Sharks beat Kampala Capital City Authority 3-1 in a brawl that could have gone either way, at the old Kampala Arena on Saturday in the National Volleyball League.
The Kasasiro Boys failed to harness themselves in the lead at different intervals of the game when they had a grip, ending in bursts for them.
Signs of grabbing a hard win began to fade bit by bit in the fourth set as Ndejje took advantage of a detached KCCA to have a joyous journey back to Luwero.
The win puts them third on the log with two points ahead of Uganda Christian University and their Coach Waguma Sadat asserts it is not by mistake that they are there.
“It is not by mistake that we are in third place. The Sharks have really worked strategically, this being a competitive league where you train according to how your opponent plays,” said Waguna.
The Sharks won set one 25 – 18 but were given a bloody nose on return as KCCA upped their game to win smoothly by 10 points in the next quarter.
“The boys got excited after winning the first set, but losing the second was a wake-up call for them. We needed three points coming into this game and good enough we got them.”
With three points collected from this weekend, the Sharks now have a hurdle to jump in KAVC, at the start of next month -November-.
“We shall start training for KAVC right away, it not being an easy team. They are a strong team but our games against them have not been easy. They also know it will be a tug of war.”
KCCA’s Iga Meddy was totally off the entire game, and him being their known “horse”, the team had to rely on scanty points from center player Opit, and an on-and-off Baraka Rugira in the offense.
They would later put up a solid performance from the beginning of set two with a four Nil deposit, and eventually winning with 10 points ahead despite a back-and-forth maneuver.
Both sides exchanged point for point in the third set until the Kasasiro Boys wrecked the loop and led by two points at 7-5. A batted ball by KCC Libero Muhumuza Onesmus was all that the Sharks needed, to gain full control of the steer and later on win the set 24 – 19.
Just when it was hard to predict which way the game would have gone, KCCA turned off the ignition at 19, to seamlessly hand Ndejje a fourth win of the campaign.
Elsewhere Sport-S beat a pathetic Nkumba Navy 3 – 0 in a lifeless match that came off to be more of a schooling session than a top-flight fixture.
The Entebbe boys however fronted the absence of their “essential” players, as a reason to justify the dull exhibition put up by them against the League toppers.
“The performance is poor because of the challenges at the club. We have missed close to five key players on the team who are away because of unavoidable circumstances, and I think that is understandable.”
“We expect a better performance against UCU on Sunday, given that some of the missing pieces will be returning.” Acting Coach Hangi Umar said.
In the Women’s Serie A, KCB-NKUMBA earned their first win of the season by beating VVC 3-0, on Saturday at the Old Kampala Arena.