KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) men’s team
defeated Rwanda’s Gisagara 3-2 to win the KAVC Invitational
Volleyball Open Championship.
After losing the
first two sets 18-25, 13-25, the home side battled back to win
25-20, 25-16, 17-15 in a hotly contested men’s final in Uganda’s
capital Kampala on Sunday night.
“We started slow but
managed to put our game together and win in front of our fans.
It is a good feeling to win this title because we failed to win
it last year,” KAVC’s Daudi Okello, who was voted Most Valuable
Player, told Xinhua.
The women’s finals
was an all-Ugandan affair, as Ndejje University Elites bested
Nkumba University 3-1.
Ndejje won the first
two sets 25-18, 25-13 before Nkumba fought back to win the third
26-24. Ndejje then finished off the final with a decisive 25-17
players also took the individual accolades, as Shamim Nalukabwe
was voted Most Valuable Player, Veronica Aanyu took Best
Receiver and Jesca Kaidu was named Best Setter.
“We thank all the
teams that traveled to Uganda to grace this annual championship.
To the Ugandan teams that won the titles, well done,” said
Hadija Namanda, president of Uganda Volleyball Federation, after
the conclusion of the championship.
tournament attracted teams from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Teams from Kenya and South Sudan who had indicated they would
attend failed to show up.