Uganda women volleyball team on Monday bounced back from their first match loss to collect a hard fought 3-2 (19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 15-12) win over stubborn Seychelles. In the match played at the Kasarani gymnasium in Nairobi, Uganda had to recover from two sets down to bag the important win.
The victory over Seychelles brought Uganda win-loss record at the tournament to 1-0 while Seychelles dropped to 0-2.Uganda had lost her first match 3-0 to Kenya on Sunday.
Speaking in Nairobi, Uganda head coach Lakony Peter Tony said his team has posted tremendous improvement and this tournament will be a major turning point for a team that has set a three year strategy to topple regional queens Kenya.
“We have definitely shown some good signs of progress and I am impressed with the response of my team players. I have seen tremendous growth especially in defensive play and it is encouraging. We will take a step at a time and now focus on our next assignment.” He said.
Prior to the tournament in Nairobi, Uganda camped in Netherlands for two weeks and team captain Alupo Christine says this has helped in building the confidence level of her team mates.