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Seven players leave KCCA for newly-formed Espoir VC

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By Clive Kyazze

Posted  Wednesday, December 18  2013 at  00:00

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It’s not all rosy in Lugogo after seven players left the embattled KCCA volleyball club to form Espoir volleyball club.

Farida Nalinya, Patricia Ahumuza, Hafsa Nakalema, Mercy Tabitha, Phiona Zalwango, Hope Nambatya and Aisha Nakabirwa left the Lugogo-based outfit, two months after Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) emerged from KAVC.

Nalinya yesterday told Daily Monitor that the growing number of players at KCCA forced them to start their own club.

“KCCA had more than 30 players and in order to get playing time, we had to form Espoir,” she said.

But KCCA general secretary Maurine Yerindabo told Daily Monitor that the Espoir faction ‘just wanted to form a new team.’

She acknowledged that there were many players at the club.

This is a big blow to KCCA, the second oldest club in the country after power attacker Prosy Alobo left for VVC. The team also lost Margaret Namyalo and captain Jackie Achieng to national champions Ndejje Elites. Ndejje have also shown interest in signing KCCA’s number one setter Vero Nyiramugisha.

Mulago Volleyball Club has been equally affected by the formation of Matrix Volleyball Club while Sport-S was weakened by Sky Volleyball Club’s creation early this year.

ckyazze@ug.nationmedia.com