Ndejje to miss African championship
Posted Thursday, January 10 2013 at 02:00
Ndejje played a heroic series to win the title last season
One of the main driving forces behind Ndejje University’s ascent to a first national volleyball league title was participation in the Africa Women’s Club Championships.
They played like wounded lions in the playoffs but it looks like they will have to wait for sometime to achieve their continental dream.
According to the University’s sports tutor Paul Kayongo, the reason is a mix-up from the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF). “We just found out on Monday that we have a continental tournament next month yet all along UVF told us the championships were in May,” Kayongo told Daily Monitor.
The Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) has released dates for the Women Arica Club Championship competition for 5-17 February in Madagascar.
The championship collides with the East African University Games in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. “We don’t have sufficient time to prepare and mobilize for the funds required so we will settle for the University games in Tanzania.“We are going to write to UVF again to get their official communication so I can’t guarantee that the team is out until we get that.”
UVF president Sadiq Nasiwu, who also doubles as a board member on the African body, told this reporter how CAVB takes a while before releasing the annual calendar. “The problem we have as the federation is that we don’t decide on the African volleyball calendar, so the prerogative is on them to either go or not,”Nasiwu said.
If Ndejje stand their ground, Uganda will look at KAVC, the losing finalists, to take the mantle from Ndejje. Nemo Stars will represent Uganda at the Africa Men Club Championship in Libya from April 1-10.