• El Etihad 3-1 Nemostars (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20)

Nemostars have completed the 2019 Men’s African Club Championship placed sixth, the best ever placement recorded by a Ugandan side.

The five-time national league champions lost the battle for place to Libyan side El Etihad, 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20), on Wednesday.

It was very closely contested first set and Etihad had the lead at the second technical timeout. They overcame Nem’s resistance to win it 25-23.

Nemostars gained confidence and controlled the second set to win it 25-22 and drew level.

However, the Libyans who came out strong in the 3rd set to win it 25-23 and heightened the urgency in the fourth 25-20 win.

Nemostars sixth-place finish is best ever by any Ugandan club on the continent across all genders. VVC have the best finish for women after they settled for 7th overall in Egypt in 2014 while Ndejje Elites claimed 8th place in Antananarivo, Madagascar year before. In achieving the feat, both teams were making their maiden appearance at the African Championship.

All Nemostars Results

Groups

  • Nemostars 3-2 University of Zimbabwe (23- 25, 25-14, 28-30, 25-22, 15-10)
  • Nemostars 3-2 GSU (25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-27, 15-8)
  • Nemostars 3-1 Mwangaza (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15)
  • Nemostars 3-0 AS FAG (25-13, 25-13, 25-16)
  • Asaria 0-3 Nemostars (20-25, 23-25, 17-25)

Quarterfinals

  • Nemostars 0-3 Ahly Tripoli (19-25, 23-25, 19-25)

Classification

  • Nemostars 3-1 Kenya Prisons (25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 26-24)
  • El Etihad 3-1 Nemostars (25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 25-20)

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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