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Samaritan, Sunrise Dominate Nssf KAVC International Primary School Qualifiers

 

Samaritan and Sun Rise Primary Schools dominated qualifications at their own back yard when the curtain came down on the 2019 National social security fund (NSSF) Kampala Armature Volleyball Club(KAVC) Qualifiers.

The Namugongo based Primary Schools qualified to play at the finals set for 4th August 2019 in Lugogo with a total of 4 teams in both boys and girls category.

Samaritan defeated Elyon (B team of Samaritan Primary School) 2-0 25-18, 25-19 in the boys U-14 semifinals. In the same category, St James Nkumba won at close range against Sunrise Matugga 2-1 25-23, 22-25, 25-22 in an entertaining duel.

“My team has played in this championship for five years now and we have won 4 of them, this time round we want to leave Lugogo with all the trophies” said Joshua Osiya, Coach of Samaritan Primary School.

In the Girls U-14, Samaritan and Sunrise A were at it, defeating Rema and Sunrise B respectively to set up a repeat of last year’s finals.

In the boys U-12 1st Semi Finals, Sunrise A made a meal off Sunrise B with 2-0 win (25-20, 25-16). The other semifinals between St James were deferred to 4th August 2019 in Lugogo due to bad light.

Sunrise were at it again defeating new kids on the block, Rema Primary School 2-1 (25-16, 19-25, 25-23) in the Girls U-12 first Semi Finals. Samaritan defeated Shining Stars 2-0 (25-22, 25-20) in the other Semi Finals.

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The Schools tournament is aimed at enriching the foundation of Volleyball in Uganda.

‘Most of us learnt the game at the latter stages of our youth and that is why we played well but not for so long” Said Anthony Ashaba a Veteran who played in 9-KAVC Founders Memorial Tournament between 1998 and 2006. “So this tournament will allow for a different breed of players to come up, players who understand the game from the onset” Added the former Old Kampala Volleyball Club attacker.

All the finalist will square off on 4th August 2019 before the Men and Women’s Finals in Lugogo to determine the eventual Champion.

“The finals are reserved to be held on that day to allow fans watch what the future stars have in stock” Said Milly Kure, KAVC President.

 

NSSF KAVC INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOL QUALIFIERS

 

Semi Finals Results

 

U-14 BOYS

 

St. James 2-1 Sunrise (25-23, 22-25, 25-22)

 

Samaritan 2-0 Elyon (25-18, 25-19)

 

 

 

U-14 GIRLS

 

Sunrise 2-1 Rema (25-16, 19-25, 25-20)

 

Samaritan 2-0 Sunrise B (25-23, 25-20)

 

 

 

U-12 BOYS

 

Sunrise A 2-0 Sunrise B (25-20, 25-16)

 

St James v Samaritan (to be played on 4th August 2019 in Lugogo)

 

 

 

U-12 GIRLS

 

Sunrise 2-1 Rema (25-16, 19-25, 25-23)

 

Samaritan 2-0 Shining Stars (25-22, 25-20)

 

 

 

Teams that competed.

 

U-14 Boys

 

St James, Sunrise B, Elyon, Samaritan, Sunrise A, Sunrise Makerere and Rema.

 

U-14 Girls

Sunrise, Samaritan, Rema, Sunrise B and Sunrise C

 

U-12 Boys

 

Samaritan, Sunrise B, Rema, St James, Sunrise A, Elyon and Shining stars

 

U-12 Girls

 

Sunrise A, Sunrise B, Samaritan and Rema.

 

The NSSF is set to serve of on the 2nd of August till 4th August at Lugogo Indoor stadium. And organizers have received overwhelming confirmations from the foreign teams.

 

TEAMS INVITED FOR NSSF KAVC INTERNATIONAL ’19

 

RWANDA: Kirehe, APR, Gisagara, REG, UTB

 

BURUNDI: Amical, Bujumbura Uwezo Wa Ndani, Gacosmos, Rukinzo

 

SOUTH SUDAN: Rainbow Volleyball, Jur River Flyers, Cobra, Rembo, Munuki

 

CONGO: Canon N’djili, Espoir Du Congo

 

BOTSWANA: Police Vi Ladies Volleyball Club

 

ETHIOPIA: Madda Walabu University, Welatia Dicha

 

KENYA: Kenya Prisons Women, Kenya Prisons Men, GSU

 

TANZANIA: Jeshi Stars, Kagera Region Volleyball Club

 

Ugandan Teams

 

MEN: KAVC, Sport –S, KCCA, Prisons, Sky, Airforce, Mattrix, Western

 

WOMEN: KAVC, Sport –S, KCCA, Ndejje, Nkumba, COBAP, VVC, Espoir

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