Ndejje Elites receives Wake-up call
The loss of the Ndejje University Volleyball Open championship title was a wake-up call for Ndejje University women team ahead of their 2017 continental Club Championships campaign due in two weeks time.
The university women team, popularly known as the Elites and the Nemo Stars men’s side over the weekend lost their respective titles at the 8th edition hosted at Luwero Main Campus Sports Complex.
The Elites, the womenNational League Champions side is due to compete in the Africa Club Championships on April 5, 2017 in Tunisia. The home results therefore goes a long way to assist Coaches Johnson Kawenyera and his assistant Alex Mugooda evaluate and make necessary adjustments ahead of the prestigious continental tournament.
The Uganda representatives however failed to retain the title at their home backyard losing in the final 1-3 to Sport –S club. The two arch-rivals met in the final after topping their respective pools and consequently qualified for the semi-finals.
The Elites which took advantage of the open tournament to try out new players, Foster Kasisi, Olivia Kavunani and Shamim Nalukabwe among others, hammered Vision Club 3-0 in the first semi-final while Sport – S beat UCU 3-1 in the other.
Vision took third position in the playoffs after a 3-2 win over UCU.
Nemo Stars also lost men’s title falling 1-3 to hard fighting Sky Club in the final.
UCU beat Sport-S 2-1 in the losers match.
Liyanzi College meanwhile won the secondary schools men championships category after beating Mbogo 2-1 in the final while Ubuntu SS lifted the girls trophy.
The two-day championships attracted 20 men’s clubs, 8 women clubs and seven secondary schools.
Clubs – KAVC A, Nemo Stars, Sky, Sports-S, UPDF, Thunders, St. Mark, St. Agnes, UCU, VVC, Tigers, IUEA, Magic, Police, COBAP, KCCA, OKVC, Airforce, and Kampala University and Espor.
Schools – Blessed Sacrament, Mbogo Mixed, Ndejje SS, Kawanda, Luyanzi College, Rabiha and Ubuntu