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Volleyball: Uganda proves too strong for Ethiopia

By Faith Kiai

Added 20th May 2019 01:38 PM

Led by the evergreen captain Eunice Amuron, Tony Lakony’s side put up a good performance as they defeated the team from the horn of Africa.

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Team Uganda. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Led by the evergreen captain Eunice Amuron, Tony Lakony’s side put up a good performance as they defeated the team from the horn of Africa.

Today Lugogo Arena
 
Kenya v Ethiopia 6 pm
 
Uganda v Rwanda 8 pm
 
Uganda proved too strong for Ethiopia on the opening day of the all Africa games zone five qualifiers as they opened their account with a 3-0(25-17, 25-19, 25-13) win.
 
Led by the evergreen captain Eunice Amuron, Tony Lakony’s side put up a good performance as they defeated the team from the horn of Africa. The win, according to the coach was a good way to start off affairs as it helped boost everyone’s morale.
 
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 Doreen Akiteng in action during the CAVB zone 5 All Africa Games Women Qualifiers at Lugogo indoor Arena. PHOTO: Richard Sanya 

 “The win was very important because we only have three matches and if you lose any, you have one foot out of the championship. Technically, we considered Ethiopia the weakest opponents but we are happy we could get the win,” Lakony said.
 
He believes that the initial first win was very important because going forward, Uganda can use that good start to mount a proper challenge against neighbours Rwanda today and Kenya tomorrow.
 

 Sharon Amito (L)and Grace Akiror (R)  block Ethiopia's Jabro Spike during the CAVB zone 5 All Africa Games Women Qualifiers at Lugogo indoor Arena. PHOTO: Richard Sanya 

Today, Uganda will try to hold off the charging Rwandans as they aim to set up a final place finish against the Kenyans tomorrow.
 
Rwanda, on the other hand, has a lot to prove after they suffered an unprecedented 3-0 loss to Kenya in the opening match of the tournament.

 Team Ethiopia before the game. PHOTO: Johnson Were

 
The Kenyans proved their status as tournament favourites with their top of the line assault on the Rwandans so the match against Uganda is a big chance for redemption.
 
If Uganda does play their cards right there will be no stopping them but anything less than the best will give the advantage.

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