The 2015 National Club Championship (NCC) was probably the most ill organized tournament of the Uganda Volleyball Federation calendar thus far.
With 15 men’s team and only nine ladies teams the tournament failed to start on time on Saturday morning despite the punctuality arrival of teams.
There were no courts in place and the equipment to erect the courts was also missing, with the bushy grounds not demarcated.
That didn’t stop Sport-S from ending their two-year wait as Vision Volleyball Club (VVC) defended theirs.
The titles were also gate passes to the 2016 African Volleyball Club Championships.
Sport-S defeated Sky 3-0 (27-25, 25-13, 25-15), in the latter’s first final appearance at the finals in three years.
Sport-S had dismissed KAVC 3-0 in the semis 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-16) while Sky ended Nemostars two-year dominance with a 3-1 (18-25, 27-25, 25-12, 25-22) win.
Sport-S had to recover from two sets to defeat UCU Doves 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-6) at the quarterfinal stage.
The title is no guarantee that Sport-S will honor their right to play on the continent, that’s according to one of the club’s official Warren Muhangi.
“We shall cross the bridge when we get there, at the moment we just want to make sure the team finishes the season on a high,” Sport-S coach Benon Mugisha once intimidated to Kawowo Sports.
“We can’t waste time and money to play on the continent, before we are able to dominate the region.”
VVC defeated Ndejje Elites 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-16, and 25-21) to defend the ladies crown.
Quarter Finals (Men)
Sport-S 3-2 UCU Doves
KAVC 3-1 Ndejje Sharks
Sky 3-1 Nkumba
Nemostars 3-0 Mattrixx
Semi Finals (Men)
Sport-S 3-0 KAVC
Nemostars 1-3 Sky
Semi Finals (Women)
VVC 3-2 Nkumba
Ndejje Elites 3-1 UCU
M: Sport-S 3-0 Sky
W: VVC 3-1 Ndejje Elites