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Nkumba departs for CAVB event in Cairo

Nkumba players during the flag-off on Wednesday

LUGOGO – A contingent of 12 players and 4 official from League Champions Nkumba University Volleyball Club were flagged off for Egypt on Wednesday by National Council of Sports Officials in Lugogo.

Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of NCS flagged off the team seeking to better their continental ranking.

Nkumba and Vision Volleyball Club represented Uganda in the 29th Edition in Egypt. Nkumba finished 9th while VVC settled for 11th.

Youngsters Nakayo Bridget, Aluuta Rebbeca, Kansiime Emilly and Alungat Scovia are the rookies for the championship while, Veteran setter Eunice Nuwabigaaba alongside Namakobe Halima, Ikilai Cissy and Akanyo Agnes have been sidelined.

“Our target is to get into the quarter finals, noted Assistant Coach Godwin Ssenyondo.

Egypt’s Al Ahly SC are the defending Champions of the competition.

The 30th Edition of the CAVB events starts on 16th -25th March 2019 in Cairo – Egypt.

TRAVELLING SQUAD:

1. Doreen Akiteng

2. Winnie Nambeko

3. Flavia Nanadwula

4. Astreede Agaaba

5. Habiba Namalla

6. Grace Akiror

7. Bridget Nakaye

8. Rebbeca Alutia

9. Emilly Kansiime

10. Scovia Alungat

11. Saidat Nungi

12. Monica Aloyo

OFFICIALS:

Manager: Salma Kairungi

Head Coach: Tonny Lakony

Assistant Coach: Godwin Ssenyondo

Referee: Dorothy Namusoke

NKUMBA MATCHES AT THE 2018 AWCC GAMES:

06/03/18 ACW Al Ahly 3 – 0 Nkumba (25 – 7, 25 – 12, 25 – 16)

09/03/18 ACW Nyong et Kelle 0 – 3 Nkumba (22 – 25, 18 – 25, 14 – 25)

10/03/18 ACW Nkumba 0 – 3 Revenue (18 – 25, 22 – 25, 19 – 25)

12/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 ASEC Mimosas (25 – 10, 25 – 9, 25 – 15)

13/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 Vision (25 – 20, 25 – 14, 25 – 10)

14/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 1INJS (25 – 11, 25 – 19, 16 – 25, 25 – 18

FINAL STANDING IN THE LAST EDITION:

Rank Team

1st, gold medalist(s) Egypt Al Ahly SC

2nd, silver medalist(s) Tunisia CF de Carthage

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kenya Kenya Pipeline

4. Kenya Kenya Prisons

5. Rwanda Revenue

6. Cameroon Bafia VB

7. Egypt El Shams

8. Nigeria Nigeria Customs

9. Uganda Nkumba

10. Cameroon INJS

11. Uganda VVC

12. Algeria Nedjmet Riadhi Chlef

13. Cameroon Nyong et Kelle

14. Zimbabwe Harare City

15. Cameroon FAP

16. Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas

17. Republic of the Congo DGSP

18. Burkina Faso AS Douanes

19. Botswana BDF 6

2018 AWCC AWARDS:

MVP: Egypt Aya Elshamy (Al Ahly SC)

Best Blocker: Kenya Trizah Atouka (Kenya Pipeline)

Best Libero: Egypt Mariam Moustafa (Al Ahly SC)

Best Receiver: Kenya Elizabeth Wanyama Nafula (Kenya Prisons)

Best Server: Egypt Farida Elaskalany (Al Ahly SC)

Best Setter: Tunisia Amina Mansour (CF de Carthage)

Best Spiker: Tunisia Khloud Genhani (CF de Carthage)

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