2014 NSSF – KAVC Tourney (18th Edition):
Sky (Uganda) 3-1 Inatek (Rwanda) (25-23, 14-25, 25 – 23, 25-21)
RRA(Rwanda) 3 – 0 VVC (Uganda) (25-23, 25-15, 25-22)
The wild celebrations from the entire sky volleyball team members and the biggest bulk of supporters at the MTN indoor arena spoke volume of the euphoria and desire of winning a regional championship.
Ugandan team Sky Volleyball club won their maiden international title after dethroning defending Champions, Inatek (from Rwanda) in a thrilling men’s final.
The side clinched the championship following a 3 – 1 victory. After claiming the opener, 25 – 23 in 26 minutes, Inatek clawed back to make amends with a 11 point difference in a 14- 25 one sided set win.
‘Even at one all, I saw our victory coming. We resolved during the break nothing would now stop us’, Emma Kato, one of the team’s pillars during the final and throughout the 2 day tourney told Kawowo Sports.
With a spirited display, Sky took the remaining sets 25 -23 and 25 – 21 to spark to earn their maiden international trophy.
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) on the other hand, white washed surprise packs, Vision Volleyball Camp 3 – 0 in the ladies’ category 25-23, 25-15 and 25 – 22 to win the main trophy and $ 500 cash prize.
‘We recommit ourselves to supporting this event.We as the Fund will continue to support the growth of the game both locally and internationally’ – Ayota, NSSF’s CFO,Patrick Ayota remarked.
There were also performances from the vulnerable groups (young and physically handicapped).
KAVC president, Mohfat Masaba applauded all those that has made this ever improving tournament a possibility and a success.
‘NSSF -KAVC international gives a platform for local teams in Uganda to participate in international tournaments.I thank all teams for putting up superior performances which have uplifted the tournament’s standards. Nssf deserves special praise, Masaba said.
Performances from guest artists; Irene Ntale, Jackie Chandiru, Cindy Sanyu and Khalifa of ‘Aganaga’ fame lit up the crowds during the two day tourney whose theme zeroed on ‘‘Championing the better community health and behavior through sports’.