Sunday July 27 2014

Omedo, Nsubuga star pairing under pressure to win

Omedo (R) and Nsubuga (L) pose with a Kenyan

Omedo (R) and Nsubuga (L) pose with a Kenyan lady winner last year at Lido Beach 



After a fruitless shift at the National Open and Circuit, the star pairing of Hannington Nsubuga and Isaac Omedo remains without a beach volleyball championship this season thus far.
Those two events were won by the pairs of Dickens Otim and Ambrose Otwao plus Emma Kato and Nicholas Dheyongera respectively.
Nsubuga and Omedo come into today’s National Championship as defending champions and need to reach the final if they are to claim their first silverware of the year.
“There is a lot of pressure,” admitted Omedo. “Everyone keeps on reminding us how we haven’t won anything this year.
“It has been really hard, first circuit we lost in the final and last circuit we were eliminated in the semis. Omedo added; “So this time we really need to make it count by getting into the final and winning it.”
Three points separate Nsubuga (283) and Omedo (280), who are ranked third and fourth respectively. The summit is shared by Otim and Otwao, who are on 301 points while Dheyongera and Kato are fourth and fifth on 255 and 218 points respectively.
In the women, Diana Agaba and Peace Busingye are joint top with 273 points. But that is likely to change when the former pairs with fourth seed Josephine Nammanda and the latter with sixth seed Christine Alupo.