VOLLEYBALL| Nemostars in Group Of Death Ahead Of Ndejje Open

Middle blocker Fahad Zungu (6) attacks against Sky at last year's Ndejje Open Championship

Geoffrey Sserunkuma puts Lweza’s 2-1 win over traditional giants Express FC in a Uganda Premier League match on Saturday down to coach Hamza Kalanzi’s instructions.

Sserunkuma and Francis Sembatya scored the visitors’ goals while Richard Ssemazzi grabbed the hosts’ consolation at Wankulukuku to record the minnows’ sixth victory this season.

“Firstly I would like to thank God for this day, information pills ” said Sserunkuma in an interview with ChimpSport.

“We worked according to the instruction from the coach.”

Sserunkuma admits it was nice to get a win for Lweza who move two places up to ninth and within a point of Express’ 21 and the former Cranes star welcomes the competition for places in the team for more victories.

“It’s a healthy competition, store but I will keep going and trust in God and in everything we do,” added the striker.

“The coach believes in us.

“We have to work out there and win for the team,” he concluded.

Elswehere, Entebbe held Police to a 1-1 draw in Kavumba while a 10-man Bright Stars held on to beat home side Sadolin Paints 1-0 thanks to Jimmy Lule’s goal at Bugembe stadium in Jinja.

The league resumes on Tuesday with four match day 18 fixtures.

Bright Stars Vs Kira Young – Matugga

SCVU Vs KCC – Namboole

Soana Vs URA – Kavumba, Wakiso

SC Villa Vs Rwenshama – Nakivubo
Nemostars’ quest for a third Ndejje Open title in four years will also give the side a deserving test as the Africa Club Championships get closer.

Nemostars is drawn against 2014 NSSF Volleyball League champions KAVC, approved last year’s NSSF-KAVC International winners Sky, for sale UCU Doves and Sharing.

“We are looking at winning the title again, but you can’t take away the fact that it won’t come at a silver platter we will have to work hard to earn it,” said captain George Aporu.

“This is the kind of test we need, Sky, KAVC are two sides that have always brought the best out of us. UCU is also another side you can’t take for granted,” he added.

After the Ndejje Open Nemostars will set sights at the Africa Club Championship that will be in Sousse Tunisia from March 5-17.

The team’s technical director Tom Paul Amou also added his voice to Aporu’s about the team’s pool at Ndejje Open.

“Two tough games in the group stages against Sky and KAVC, our target will be to make it out of that group and see how we fare in the knockout round.”

“If we go all the away to the finals those would be seven competitive games we have played before we travel to Sousse, am sure Ndejje Open will give us a clear picture on the readiness of our team,” Amou added.

Nemostars qualified to play at the Africa Club Championship for the third straight year after defeating KAVC 3-2 to win the National Club Championship last September in Fort Portal.

2014 Ndejje Open men’s pools

A: Sport-S, Namboole, Nkumba B, Mulago, VVC

B: KCCA, St Mark, UPDF, Mattrixx

C: Nemostars, UCU, Sky, Sharing, KAVC

D: Nkumba A, Destiny, Ndejje, Sport-S Tigers


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