Reigning women champions Ndejje Elites will be banking on their lessons they learned from the Africa Women Club championship in Carthage, Tunisia when they make a bow in the NSSF Volleyball League at the MTN Arena in Lugogo today.
Ndejje, who finished 12th out of 24 teams, start their title defence against gritty newcomers Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC).
“VVC is a good team,” acknowledged Ndejje coach Johnson Kawenyera. “But we are a better side in terms of experience and exposure. We learnt a lot in Tunisia and we want to show off some of the skills we acquired today.”
Hannington Nsubuga’s VVC will, however, be harder nuts to crack as they have won the three games they have played thus far in straight sets.
VVC also boast of a 100 per cent record against Ndejje since the former’s initiation this year. VVC defeated Nkumba in the preliminary round and final of the Makerere Open earlier this year.
“During those games we lost to them we didn’t have our key players. But now we have a full house and they will make a big difference. The game will be tense and could go either way,” said Kawenyera. Then Ndejje didn’t have Maureen Mwamula, Saidat Nnungi and Christine Alupo who were on national duty.
Away from the prying eyes, former Ndejje power attacker Peace Busingye gearing up for this fixture more than anyone else. “I just love playing against them (Ndejje),” said the VVC player, who won two league titles with Ndejje.