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UVF adopts new league calendar ahead of restart

By Faith Kiai

Added 16th September 2020 02:58 PM

Ugandan teams that represent the country on the continent should also welcome this news

UVF adopts new league calendar ahead of restart

Ugandan teams that represent the country on the continent should also welcome this news

The Uganda Volleyball Federation has taken advantage of the forced COVID-19 break to try and harmonise the regular volleyball season with the international calendar.

"We are in the process of switching to the FIVB calendar where the league starts in September and ends in May. It gives everyone enough time for the national team to be looked at fully and the competition depth is still within the same period," UVF president Hadija Namanda explained.

This change will ensure that the national team players can join up at the required time and also it gives the coaches enough time to plan the calendar.

Before, the UVF Volleyball League season would kick off in May at a time when the rest of the world is going on a break, and end when the rest of the world is restarting their season.

Ugandan teams that represent the country on the continent should also welcome this news since they will compete at the tail end of the season while they are at their best as opposed to the offseason.

"They have even opened the system to help the federation register clubs and players and also to see to it that we follow in the footsteps of our neighbours Rwanda and Kenya who have already adopted the system," Namanda emphasised.

The other people who will benefit from this system are the professional players. It will become much easier when the country is sending professional players abroad that way they don't go mid-season which makes it harder to start playing as soon as possible without a good preseason.

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