Ugandan club for Rwandan Genocide Memorial Tournament


National League champions Nemostars will this Friday travel to Rwanda for the 2013 Genocide Memorial Volleyball Tournament with hopes of putting on a show. Nemostars have proved that they are a force to reckon with locally, sweeping five trophies out of ten competitions last season.

But have also managed to win three out of the four finals they have played this year. Undefeated in the league’s regular season in 23 games, Nemostars currently lead the 10 team log with 15 points out of their 5 outings.

“The team is in tip top form, no injuries,” said Smith Okumu. “What we want is to give it our best in Rwanda” the team’s main setter added. With that kind of form and spirit, Nemostars are looking at themselves as not mere Participant but actually competitors.

“We are going to Rwanda eyeing the top three positions, if we get there we would have achieved our goal,” Okumu added.

Nemostars became the first men’s club from Uganda to represent the country at the Confederation of African Volleyball Men’s Club Championship in Tripoli Libya last month.

They played six games winning three, and finished 11th overall out of seventeen teams. “After the experience in Libya, we still want to take other regional opponents and see how far we can go,” said Okumu.

Nemostars lead a delegation of eight teams which include national women champions Ndejje Elites. Apart from Ndejje, Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) and Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) are the other teams from Uganda that will have ladies clubs at the tournament.

Other teams travelling include Sport-S men, Sky Volleyball Club who will be making their maiden appearance and Kampala City Council Authority men. Teams are expected to arrive on Friday 31st May, 2013 for the technical meeting which is slated for the same day.

Action will start on June 1-2 at different venues but the Amahoro Sports Arena will be the main venue.

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