Monday April 21 2014

Ndejje win in Tunisia, Nkumba start poorly

Nemostars captain George Aporu leaps to spike against KAVC at

Nemostars captain George Aporu leaps to spike against KAVC at Lugogo on Saturday. Nemostars recovered from two sets down to win 3-2 in the NSSF League opener. Photo by Ismail Kezaala 

By Clive Kyazze

KAMPALA- National League champions Ndejje Elites dismissed Gabon champions Manga Sports 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-16) in the ongoing Africa Women Club Championship in Carthage, Tunisia at the weekend.

The Ugandan side, making their second straight appearance at the continental tournament, were simply too strong for the Gabonese.

“Our services and net defence were good, Ndejje centre player Christine Alupo, said.
Uganda’s other outfit at the event, Nkumba University, were humbled by Injis from Cameroon 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-15). Nkumba coach Tony Lakony blamed jet lag for the loss. Nkumba traveled on Friday morning, touching base in Tunisia in the afternoon ahead of the games that started on Saturday.

Back home, KAVC surrendered a two-set lead to lose 3-2 to Nemostars in the opener of the NSSF Volleyball League at Lugogo on Saturday.

Nemostars, chasing a third straight title men’s topflight title, struggled in the opening two sets, losing 25-20, 25-22.