Nkumba won the 2013 NSSF-KAVC International women’s title on their first time of asking. The 18th edition will see another new side in Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) who have made winning a habit since their inception early this year.
VVC have lifted six open and one international tournament out of their eight outings this year. “Yes we have had a good run so far in open tournaments, but we are coming to the KAVC tournament with the same mentality we have taken to the other tournaments,” said VVC coach Hannington Nsubuga.
“To give our best, expose our players against stronger opposition especially the international teams if there is any that will be coming.” “It will be nice to win it and add to our trophy cabinet,” Nsuguba added.
VVC have won the Makerere, Nkumba, KIU and Jinja open tournaments not forgetting the Joan Cox Memorial Championship title and the Dr Aporu Okol Memorial international Tournament. VVC have only lost the Ndejje Open title to Nkumba, the first time they were tasting defeat this year.
Nkumba wasn’t only the first team to defeat VVC but also the first one to force the Namboole based side into a tie breaker. The two sides later met at the KIU Open, then VVC triumphed but still a tie breaker had to separate the two sides.
Nkumba subjected VVC to a 3-0 defeat in the first round of NSSF Volleyball League. The chances of both sides being pooled together at the NSSF-KAVC International are high since VVC won’t be seeded. The other big side VVC is likely to face is eight time winners KAVC, who are last year’s finalists.
Ndejje Elites, KCCA, and Espoir are the other women’s sides to lookout for once the tournament serves off on August 9.