Team Uganda has defeated Kenya 3-2 in the men's volleyball category at the East African Community Inter-parliamentary Games.
first set ended 25-18 in Uganda's favour before Kenya fought back to
win the second set 25-23. Kenya won the third set before Uganda won the
last two sets.
Uganda came from two points down in the 5th set
to win, thanks to faulty service by Kenya. The Kenyan side lost 4 points
from faulty service from two players ,to Uganda's advantage.
player, and also West Webunye MP, Dan Wanyama said that several
mistakes, particularly in the 4th set cost his team points. He however
says Uganda won by shere luck.
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Volleyball team captain, Abbas Agaba however says the team prepared for
the match and tried to correct previous mistakes. Uganda lost to the
East African Legislative Assembly - EALA 3-2 few days ago.
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every team and player is aiming for gold, Agaba believes that the main
purpose of the games is to promote and deepen East African integration
Though Rwanda and South Sudan national
parliamentary teams have not participated in the games, Agaba says that
there is hope that the region will resolve ongoing challenges.
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Raffi Bachu says the team also did some homework ahead of the Kenya
match, since they had won all last three games.
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the men and women's volleyball teams will play their last matches
against Tanzania tomorrow morning at MTN Arena Lugogo. President Yoweri
Kaguta Museveni is expected to watch either match.
parliaments of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi plus the East African
Legislative Assembly-EALA are participating in the games. The games
include volleyball, netball, basketball, football and golf. Other sports
are athletics, tug of war and darts.