April 21, 2014

NSSF League Starts

Reigning champions Nemostars started their quest for a third straight title men’s topflight title with a 3-2 win over rivals KAVC in the NSSF Volleyball League at Lugogo on Saturday.Nemo

KAVC surrendered a two-set lead to lose 3-2 to Nemo who had struggled in the opening two sets, losing 25-20, 25-22.

KAVC missing setter Amon Ainebyona (failed fitnes test) rellied on rookie Martin Kalema to win the first two sets. Nemostars came to the party in the third set when coach Anthony Ndawula switched League MVP to the wing. Better net defense in the 3rd and 4th set ensured a decider.

Unforced errors in the last quarter of the 5th set ensured that the victory hungry Nemostars pick their first win of the season. Nemostar now top the league log with 2 points a head of KAVC with one. League resumes on 26th with both MUBS and the Arena playing home to most teams.

In the early kickoff, national team setter Eunice Nuwabigaba helped her new club UCU Doves side to an emphatic 3-2 win over KCCA.

Nuwabigaba also played both setting and attack role in the fourth set. “Our power attacking department needed some boost, and having played in the center before; i took the mantle”. Said the former KAVC center player turned setter.

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) on Wednesday unveiled a Ug.Shs 60 M sponsorship package to run the national volleyball league. The sponsorship covers the elite Volleyball leagues – Serie A, women and the national teams and will run for three years.

Saturday results
Serie A: Nemostars 3-2 KAVC (20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-12)
Serie B: Sky 3-0 Jinja Volleyball Club (25-17, 25-14, 25-22)
Women: UCU 3-2 KCCA (25-16, 20-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-12)

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