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Nemostars See Off UCU to Lift League Title

 

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Nemostars 3-2 UCU Doves (23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 19-25, 15-9)

Nemostars Volleyball Club relied on their experience to edge UCU Doves in the decisive set of the final game to win the Aziz Damani national league title.

Having failed to close out the series on Saturday night, Nemostars started the decisive game on the back foot as UCU carried their game two form into the first set of the decider.

Deogratius Anguria continued in place of Jonathan Tumukunde while Marino Oboke remained as the starting setter having taken Moses Odeke’s place in game two.

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Nemostar players celebrate after defeating UCU Doves on Saturday

university side improved their reception with Elias Isiagi converted from receiver attacker to libero due to injury.

He combined well with his brother Mark Okurut to give the team the kind of reception that was lacking in the first game of the series.

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UCU took the first set 25-23 and had the second set before faltering late to hand it to the eventual winners.

Failure to close out sets by UCU continued in the third set as they lead 22-19 before collapsing to lose the set 22-25.

Samuel Engwau and Isaac Omongin started eluding the Nemostars’ middle block in the fourth set. Tumukunde also got back into the lineup to ensure UCU forced a decisive taking the set 25-19.

Nason Bwesigye’s side started well but Nemostars regrouped to lead 8-6 at the switch of sides.

There was no come back for UCU as they only scored three more points and failed to beat the Nemo block.

The Kololo outfit closed out the set 15-9 to win their fifth lead title.

The victory means Nemostars will join UCU, who won the national clubs championship, to represent Uganda at next year’s Africa Clubs Championship.

In the ladies category, Nkumba University made light work of Ndejje University winning game two on Saturday to eventually win the series 2-0 and eventually take the title.

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