National Volleyball League: Ndejje, KAVC Meet

Saturday, November 5

  • Men

Sport-S 3 – 0 Tigers
(25-20) (32-30) (25-20)

UCU 0 – 3 KCCA
(25-22) (27-25) (25-20)

  • Women

Sport-S 3 – 0 KCB-NKUMBA
(25-20) (25-12) (25-18)

OBB 3 – 0 KCCA
(25-22) (25-22) (25-21)

Sunday, November 6

  • Men

Nkumba vs Nemostars – 10 am

Sky VC vs OBB – 2 pm

KAVC vs Ndejje Sharks – 4 pm

  • Women

Ndejje Elites vs VVC – 12 pm

Outside hitter Ronald Kitosi and opposite Jeffrey Onapa will be the center of attention as the Ndejje Sharks and Kampala Amateurs Volleyball Club face off in the National Volleyball League at the Old Kampala Arena on Sunday at 4 pm.

The Sharks come into the game two points below their opponent, with four wins out of their six games played this season, to tally 11 points placing them fourth on the log, and UCU one point ahead of them.

They entered last weekend’s break chest thumping after downing KCCA 3-1 but their Coach Waguma Sadat was clear about his anticipation for today’s game, referring to it as a tug of war as the norm has been when they meet KAVC.

Ndejje now returns this weekend with no injuries reported, and a full squad at Waguma’s disposal to choose from as he prepares for the clash, but most importantly Happy Ayebare will be facing his former masters KAVC, and against his mentor nifty Libero Emmanuel Elanyu.

KAVC on the other hand with Dube Memory as Head Coach has managed to shed off last season’s skin with the return of Jeffrey Onapa in their attack line, picking four wins in five matches in the new season.

They lost to league champions OBB in their most recent league fixture but Dube says her boys are ready to bag all three points against Ndejje given the two weeks break they’ve had to regroup.

“…are ready and I believe we are well prepared for the Ndejje game, we have had 2 weeks to prepare for this game. We have been focusing more on maintaining a lead taking from our previous game.”

“Coming into this game we don’t doubt the fact that Ndejje is a strong opponent hence we plan to go all arms out. We will have to be very strategic in our approach. Our players already know which players they need to shut down early and we intend to play to our game plan.”

With the absence of Gabriel Yikita, KAVC has not been lethal enough in the center attack having to rely on either Daniel Malual, or Allam Amanya who has a quick and effective block but a fruitless offense.

Nonetheless, they have managed to secure themselves wins with an agile offense on the flanks, where Isaaq Mugabi and Jeffrey Onapa have made kills on different campaigns.

In the other games scheduled for Sunday, the Orange Block Busters cross the Nile again for a clash against Serie A returnees Sky Volleyball Club, to reinforce their defense of the league title that had previously gone out of hand.

They return from a win against KCCA and their Coach Luke Eittit is confident of the team with the return of outside hitter Jonathan Tumukunde to the books being a determinant.

“The boys are ready for the game and we have prepared well. We know Sky can be a stubborn team but we are going for a win. Morale is high after the previous win. Glad to have Jonah back from injury to boost the options for us.” Luke said.

Nemostars will play Nkumba VC in the first game of the day at 10 am before the Ndejje Elites face Vision Volleyball Club at noon in the Arena.

From the Serie A games played on Saturday, SPORT-S struck Tigers 3 – 0 in the Nsambya derby, OBB ladies beat Kampala Capital City Authority 3 – 0, and the Kasasiro Boys secured their first win of the season in a 3-0 thriller against the UCU Doves.



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