Ugandan teams win big in NSSF KAVC Volleyball tournament

By Johnson Were

KAVC technical director Shilla Omuriwe attributed the victory to good planning.

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It was an all Ugandan affair as KAVC and Ndejje University Elite lifted the NSSF KAVC International Volleyball tournament on Sunday at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

KAVC who last won the trophy in 2011, beat Kenya's APR 3-0 in the semi-final before stopping Rwanda's Gisagara Volleyball Club 3-2 in a tightly contested final.

KAVC technical director Shilla Omuriwe attributed the victory to good planning.

"As a club, we have had so many ups and downs trying to win it. We came very close last year, but we finished third, so I told the boys surely this will be our year," Omuriwe said.

To coach David Okot, it was discipline that gave them victory.

"At 13-9, our opponents needed concentration to get the two points needed to seal their win, but they started contesting referee calls and quarrelling which denied them a trophy," Okot said.

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Ndejje also majestically took care of business against Rwanda Revenue Authority in the group stages something that gave them confidenceyo go on and win.

Nkumba University's superior performance at the Genocide Memorial tournament was the indicator that this could be Uganda's year.  This weekend, there were no less than three Ugandan women's teams in the semi-final which indicates an improvement from last year.

Past winners

2018 Winners


KAVC -Uganda


Ndejje Elite-Uganda


Men: PR Rwanda

Women: Rwanda Revenue.


Men: Kigali University

Women: Aspire -Kenya


Men: Inatek-Rwanda

Women: Rwanda Revenue


Men: Sky-Uganda

Women: Rwanda Revenue


Men: Inatek-Rwanda

Women: Nkumba-Uganda


Men: SportS -Uganda

Women: KCC VC-Uganda


Men: KAVC -Uganda

Women: KCC VC -Uganda


Men: Muzinga-Burundi

Women: KCC VC-Uganda