Thursday February 22 2018

Continental-bound VVC seek momentum from Gayaza tourney

By Makhtum Muziransa


Time is running out for Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) coach Hannington Nsubuga to ready his charges for the Women’s African Club Championship due March 6 to 15 at Ahly Halls in Cairo, Egypt.
VVC have trained hard but are yet to secure enough funds for the trip that they qualified for as National Champions. Nkumba will also travel to Cairo as National League Champions.
Nsubuga is, however, now keen on utilizing the sixth edition of the Joan Cox Memorial Tournament at Gayaza High School this weekend to let new signings blend into the team.
“We have lost some players but we also have new ones that should try to bed in this weekend,” Nsubuga told Daily Monitor.
Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) confirmed that Sharon Pajije and Joanita Nabbuto have moved to KCCA while Sylvia Nuwabiine signed for Uganda Christian University (UCU).
Grace Kateme (Cobap) and Beatrice Aol (Nkumba) are among those that joined VVC. The first task for them is to return the club to winning ways after they concluded 2017 with a loss to Nkumba in the league.
It also goes without saying there is an urge for the side, who won four consecutive Joan Cox trophies from 2013 to 2016, to fight and reclaim the title they lost to Ndejje University last year.
“Of course we need to win it back but there are also many good teams in the Joan Cox tournament. These should give us a good gauge of where we are ahead of Cairo,” Nsubuga said.