Played three and lost all, winning only two sets, nothing much was expected from the Lady Volleyball Cranes at their maiden appearance at the African Women Volleyball Olympic qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport at 1:00am on Thursday morning, the ladies were handed Shs. 10,000 each to find their way back home.
Uganda Volleyball Federation is in its third and last year with National Social Security Fund Shs. 180m, of which part is supposed to cater for national team allowances during training and tournaments.
Not that they were given any allowances before they left or while they were down in Cameroon and like desperate boarding school students no one declined the ‘noble gesture’ from Uganda Volleyball Federation.
One of the players told Kawowo Sports on grounds on Anonymity;
We just took the money and moved on, we were never given any allowance for the days we trained, and neither did we get any before we left for Cameroon, obviously we expected better from our leaders.
Another player added;
At least UVF should have the decency of treating us like slaves, we sacrifice a lot to be part of this team, and some of us had to force our bosses to give us leave. 10k for being away for a week is so disrespectful from them.
The reports come after days after coach Johnson Kawenyera was dropped from the team on the day it was being flagged off, and replaced by Dutchman Burt Murting who joined the team three days before they traveled.