With the value of the US dollar shooting to the skies every passing day, whoever wins the 19th edition of the NSSF-KAVC International should start praying now that the cost American legal tender continues to rise.

The August 8-9 was launched on Tuesday in Kampala by the chairman of the local organizing committee Edgar Karungi.

It’s one way of motivating teams to come and grace the championship. We also want to have teams that come to give their best because they know there is something tangible they will be fighting for

Karungi told journalists on Tuesday at the Uganda Olympic Committee offices.

US $1,000 (about Shs 3.5m), is what has been put on the table for whoever wins the titles in the men and women categories.

This is an increment from US$500 (Shs 1.75m) winners have been taking in the past and that will be the cash prize for the runner-ups, an increment from US$300 (Ug Shs 1.05m).

And for the first time there will be a third place playoff where the winner of the tie will take home US$300.

Ugandan outfit Sky Volleyball Club and Rwanda Revenue Authority are the men and women defending champions respectively.

Cash Prize Winner: US$1,000

First runner-ups: US$500

Second runner-ups: US$300

Most successful teams Men: KAVC – Six titles, Sport-S – four titles

Women: KAVC – Eight titles, KCCA – Six titles

Current holders: Men: Sky – Uganda Women: Rwanda Revenue Authority – Rwanda

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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