Unlike other Ugandan teams, Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) women left yesterday for the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Volleyball Tournament that starts tomorrow in Kigali.
They will be playing in their maiden international tournament and while other teams are going to ‘win it’ VVC will be looking for exposure.
“Mainly our target is to expose our young players but we are also looking at getting out of the group stages as a minimum target, and we can do this,” said VVC’s head coach Hannington Nsubuga.
Without Ndejje Elites (third runner-up last year) and Nkumba, VVC will be expected the carry the Ugandan flag in the women’s competition which has Kenya Pipeline as the defending champions.
“Kenya Pipelines is definitely one of the giants as they have played in several international tournaments on the continent and beyond.”
“We really want to play them, not necessary to win but to get that exposure,” he added.
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) were losing finalists last year while APR beat Ndejje Elites to the bronze.
“We can’t rule out the local teams like APR and RRA, it will be good to play them and see how we fare,” Nsubuga said.
The former KAVC player also hinted on why VVC left yesterday like most Ugandan teams that started the journey today morning. “Thursday night is not early; the girls need a day’s rest before playing in an international tournament like this one.”
Nemostars, KAVC and Sport-S will be the other women’s teams, while the former two together with Sky will compete in the men’s category.
Inatek of Rwanda and Kenya Pipeline are the men and women defending champions respectively.
TEAM WITH A VISION
Vision Volleyball Camp, a new Ugandan ladies team, will be making their debut appearance across the border in Rwanda at the Genocide Memorial Volleyball tournament scheduled to run this weekend.