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VVC finally lose as Sport-S keep candle burning

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By CLIVE KYAZZE

Posted  Wednesday, March 5   2014 at  02:00

In Summary

Volleyball: VVC lost to Nkumba University 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 10-25 and 15-13) in the final of the fifth edition of the Ndejje Open Championship.

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KAMPALA.

It took Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) 16 games to play a tie breaker but also the same number to register their first defeat in three outings.
After winning the Makerere Open and Joan Cox Memorial titles, VVC lost to Nkumba University 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 10-25 and 15-13) in the final of the fifth edition of the Ndejje Open Championship.
VVC had humiliated Nkumba 3-0 in the preliminaries.
But after eliminating holders and hosts Ndejje Elite 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 25-16, 19-25 and 20-18) in the semifinals, Nkumba refused to sit back in the final.

They relied on new captain Faridah Namajja, her predecessor Eunice Amuron and Astreede Agaaba for results.
Stand-in-coach Godwin Ssenyondo kept on rotating his setters Amina Naluyima and Adellah Asimiire to make his attackers function.
“It is our first tournament of the year and winning it is the kind of start we really anticipated,” Namajja told Daily Monitor
Fresh from national duty, VVC’s Irene Adeke failed to connect with setter Viola ‘Shosho’ Akisa in the middle. Peace Busingye and Vivian Adeke also failed to show up.
“Being a new side didn’t mean we are untouchable,” said VVC coach Hannington Nsubuga.

“Maybe this lose came just in time to let the young players know that sports is not all about winning but you can as well lose some,” he added
In the men’s games, Sport-S continued to show that they will be a force to reckon with when they defeated Nkumba 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-20, and 25-23) to win the men’s title
Sport-S had defeated KCCA 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 20-25 and 25-22) in the semis while Nkumba had humbled defending champions from the past two editions Nemostars 3-2 (25-21, 16-25, 25-17, 12-25, 15-12) in the other semi final.

FALLING SHORT
After winning the Makerere Open and Joan Cox Memorial titles, VVC lost to Nkumba University 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 10-25 and 15-13) in the final of the fifth edition of the Ndejje Open Championship.

ckyazze@ug.nationmedia.com