Express FC, the reigning Champion of Uganda Premier league signed defender Deus Bukenya on a one-year deal as a free agent to help in the defence, while Kasozi joined on a season-long loan from Kyetume FC.
Although Burkina Faso put up a spirited fight to pull back the third set scoring 28-26, they surrendered the fourth set to Uganda ending in 25- 13. This helped the Volleyball Cranes to win its first-ever game at the continental championship.
Lady Doves lost 5-3 to CBE in penalty shootouts after a one-all draw during full-time play. Lady Doves’ goal hunter Fazira Ikwaput was on target to cancel CBE's lead following an earlier goal by Loza Abela.