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Nkumba University Volleyball Club off to Cairo

By Faith Kiai

Added 13th March 2019 06:00 PM

The team was flagged off at the National Council of Sports by the Head of Corporate Affairs Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of the assistant General Secretary David Katende

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Nkumba women’s volley team take a selfie before being flagged off for the women's Africa Club Volleyball Championship in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: Richard Sanya

The team was flagged off at the National Council of Sports by the Head of Corporate Affairs Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of the assistant General Secretary David Katende

 Nkumba University Volleyball Club (NUVC) will take advantage of the height available to them as they attempt to get to the quarterfinals of the Africa Club Championships set to start on March 14 in Cairo Egypt.
 
The team was flagged off at the National Council of Sports by the Head of Corporate Affairs Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of the assistant General Secretary David Katende
 
The Uganda side finished in 9th place last year and want to do better by improving that performance.
 
“These girls are going to bring in a huge physical presence. Normally if a team is so small, it is so easy for them to be intimidated but individually they have grown from strength to strength after coming back from Italy,” NUVC coach Tonny Lakony said.
 

 NCS Head of Corporate affairs, Isma Dhakaba Kigongo hands Nkumba’s captain Doreen Akiteng the national flag as Chairman Referees Commission UVF Innocent Komakech, Team Manager  Kairungi Salma Otika and coach Tonny Lakony look on during the flag off of the team for the women's Africa Club Volleyball Championship in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: Richard Sanya

 
Coach Lakony has taken with him Bridget Nakaye a diagonal player, Rebecca Alutia a receiver, Emily Kansiime a setter and Scovia Alungat a centre player.
 
The quartet played well while on a youth tournament in Italy which is why coach Lakony has decided to give them a chance.
 
There is no guarantee that they will play a very vital Role but the coach believes that their height will help with giving the opposition other ideas.
 
Ugandan sides have always struggled with the height advantage teams at the championship have so they are deeply focusing on ensuring the tall girls together with the experienced players like Habiba Namala, Astreede Agaaba and Captain Doreen Akiteng among others soar to the top.

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