It is not often that sports personalities admit that their opponents were a better side, not even after defeat but Lady Volleyball Cranes center player Joan Nabbuto is one of the few that will accept defeat and pick a lesson or two from the triumphant opponent.
After finishing the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in Cameroon without a single win, Nabbuto acknowledged that Uganda were beaten by far much better sides at the tournament.
“We were the weakest team at the tournament and we have to accept that,” Nabbuto told Kawowo Sports.
Uganda only managed two sets at the event; Botswana was the only team the East Africans could rub shoulders with and when the two sides met, Tony Lakony’s troops brought the best out of themselves but fell short in the decisive set to lose the game and finish bottom of the table.
“We have learnt some lessons and hopefully we can work hard to get to that level,” the Vision Volleyball Camp captain revealed.
Hosts Cameroon won the lone automatic ticket to the Olympics after defeating Egypt in the finals; Kenya beat Algeria to finish third while Botswana overcame Tunisia to take fifth spot.