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NSSF-KAVC tournament called off

By Johnson Were

Added 1st August 2020 08:47 AM

This year’s event was to mark 50 years of KAVC

NSSF-KAVC tournament called off

Ndejje takes on Nkumba during the finals of the tournament in 2019. Photo by Johnson Were

This year’s event was to mark 50 years of KAVC

Volleyball fans will have to wait till next year to witness the 24th edition of the NSSF-KAVC International Volleyball Tournament in Uganda.

This after the annual prestigious tournament was called off by the organisers Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has had a far-reaching impact on economies but mostly the sports industry.

The premier tournament attracts top club in the East African region and because of the pandemic, it has been postponed to 2021.

"With the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation, we deeply regret that the COVID-19 pandemic has left us with no choice but to cancel our event that had been scheduled to take place from July 31 to August 2, 2020," KAVC boss Milly Kure stated.

"We extend our sympathy to the athletes, fans, and clubs that had been expecting to participate. However, as a club, the safety of athletes and fans takes precedence over everything," she added.

Kure explained that plans are ongoing to have the event bigger and better next year from July 30 to August 1.

Kenya's Home-Grown Club and Uganda's KCB Nkumba are the defending champions in the men and women categories respectively.

This year's event was to mark 50 years of KAVC since its formation in 1970.

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