Tanzania perfect start for Uganda
Posted Thursday, October 17 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- National volleyball women coach Tony Lakony says Tanzania shouldn’t be taken for granted when the two sides meet in the FIVB group Q World Championship qualifiers in Lugogo this evening.
Uganda may have defeated Tanzania in straight sets at the first stage of qualification in Nairobi back in July but Lakony is not looking at the history.
“They (Tanzania) are a fighting team who can prove to be stubborn if taken lightly,” said Lakony.
“We have to utilise our home advantage and give no room to error.”
Adding: “Besides they knocked out Burundi, a side we all thought was better, that’s enough for them to earn our respect.”
For close to three months, Uganda’s attack has majorly been built around short-ball specialists Saidat Nnungi, Christine Alupo and Irene Adeke.
“Active play in the middle will stop their central blockers from joining the outside making it easy for our high-balls attackers,” Lakony said.
Tanzania won’t be the same side Uganda faced though after hiring Kenyan Paul Bitok as head coach. Bitok is the head coach of the men’s Rwandan national team.