Africa Volleyball Championship: Uganda Off the Mark

Wednesday, August 16
•Morocco 3-0 Burkina Faso
•Nigeria 3-0 Mali
•Kenya 3-0 Rwanda
•Uganda 3-0 Lesotho
•Egypt 3-0 Algeria
•Cameroon 3-0 Burundi

Thursday, August 17
•Mali Vs Egypt
•Lesotho Vs Rwanda
•Burundi Vs Algeria
•Burkina Faso Vs Kenya
•Uganda Vs Morocco
•Cameroon Vs Nigeria

Uganda’s Women National Volleyball team, the Lady Cranes, has started the 2023 Women’s African Nations Volleyball Championships on a winning note after beating Lesotho.

Uganda beat Lesotho in straight sets at the ongoing tournament in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Tony Lakony, the Uganda head coach, will feel proud of the performance from the Girls including Scovia Alungat, Joan Tushemerirwe, Flavia Umuhoza and Catherine Ainembabazi.

They settled early and won the first set 25-10, triumphed in the second 25-05 before sealing the game with a 25-10 third set win at the Nfandena facility in Yaounde.

“The opponent didn’t show up as we expected may be because of the pressure we exerted on them,” Lakony bragged after the win.

“Winning our first group stage game is a stepping stone.”

Uganda is in group B and will play Morocco on Thursday before facing Kenya, Rwanda and Burkina Faso.

“We expect to try our best against a tough opponent Morocco and we hope to put a good display.”

The top two teams in the 6-team group will qualify for the semifinals.

Group A has Cameroon, Nigeria, Burundi, Mali, Algeria and Egypt.

This is Uganda’s first appearance at the championship since 2007 when the team finished ninth in Kenya on their debut.

The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2025 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship.



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