NSSF Volleyball League fixtures in Lugogo
W:Nkumba vs Ndejje -6pm
W:KAVC vs Nemostars-8pm
Nemostars versus KAVC has been the biggest game on the volleyball calendar for the past two years not because of their history. But because of the passion both teams play with all in the name of ‘we are the better side.’
Unbeaten Nemostars (34pts) take on second placed KAVC (27pts) today in the second round of the NSSF Volleyball League with the former wanting to maintain their 100 percent record.
“The boys are set,” said Nemostars’ captain George Aporu told a local newspaper. “We have been working on a team strategy for the past two weeks and we are adopting well so we shouldn’t be forgotten,” he added.
In the first round Nemostars came from two sets down to win 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20, and 15-12). Then KAVC coach Shilla Omuriwe blamed it on endurance but also reckoned that they had come not to win but to try out a few things.
Omuriwe couldn’t be reached for a comment but her libero Emmanuel Elanyu believes this is not the right time to play Nemostars. “We put in a lot of effort to play Mem (NSSF-KAVC International) now everyone needs time for the bodies to recovery.”
“Those guys (Nemostars) have been resting for two weeks, they are in better shape going into the game,” said Elanyu. “But that won’t stop us from giving our best and using our strong areas to frustrate them,” he added.
Elanyu and Joel Endra without a doubt make KAVC the better defensive team in the league on the backline, while Aporu, Smith Okumu and Eric Ojamuge make Nemostars tick on the net. The latter also possess the deadliest attacker of Aporu, Tom Amou and Louis Mubangizi.
Women defending champions Ndejje Elites will play Nkumba, the former won the first round 3-1 (12-25, 25-18, 27-25, and 25-18).