Leading 2-1, Sport-S might be one game away from winning a record fifth NSSF Volleyball League title.
KAVC have two more, if they are to have the last laugh. The requirement for the latter will be to level the series then win it on the wire.
Both teams will be required to be mentally strong if any of them is to walk through the hallway with the last smile.
In Dickens Otim, Allan Tumukunde, Andrew Wandera and Ivan Ongom Sport-S seem to be superior in the attacking department, but even with that edge, they struggled to tame KAVC in game two.
Otim and Cyprian Uwimana were also inconsistent with their block yet one would have thought that they would be able to impose themselves all through. Not that KAVC’s Saviour Atama and John Imaligant were better on that night.
KAVC seemed to have found Sport-S’ number in game two as they struggled to receive. In the second set; it was KAVC’s turn to struggle on reception.
The maturity in setters Warren Muhangi and Albert Gayi is an added advantage compared to Allan Ssemanda and Martin Kalema.
The only man on the KAVC roaster who can match the former two in terms of holding his nerve and that of the team is Amon Ainebyona but he has been relegated to number three in the pecking order.
Libero Emma Elanyu, gave away a number of points with his poor reception in game two, probably his worst outing all year. Elanyu together with receiver attacker Joel Endra and defender Alex Nduhukire will be required to pull up their socks moving forward.
Maybe the reason defending champions Nemostars failed to go past Sport-S was that although leading 12-7 in the tie breaker of game two, Nemostars lost 15-13 and where molested in game three 3-0. Not that they were bad Sport-S were stronger mentally.
The same reason Ndejje Elites won game one of the women’s finals against VVC, the two-time winner can’t even win a set in the previous two games where they have lost in straight sets