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Ndejje University Elites Crowned 2021 National Female Volleyball Champions

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In the semifinals, Ndejje Elites humbled Iganga based Orange Block Buster’s Volleyball Club (OBB) by sweeping the three sets. Ndejje continued with its winning ways defeating COPAB in the quarterfinals.
Ndejje University and KCCA in a final battle (Photo Credit Samuel Amanya)

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Ndejje University Elites Volleyball team are the winners of the 2021 National Female Volleyball Championship. They emerged winners after defeating Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Volleyball Club 75- 51 at Kabale Municipal Stadium on Sunday evening.

Thirty-six volleyball teams including both male and female participated in the two-day’s tournament held under COVID-19 restrictions. Ndejje University Elites now qualifies to represent Uganda in next year’s Africa club championship. In the first set, KCCA lost 16-25, 17-25 in the second set, and 18-25 in the third set. 

In the semifinals, Ndejje Elites humbled Iganga based Orange Block Buster’s Volleyball Club (OBB) by sweeping the three sets. Ndejje continued with its winning ways defeating COPAB in the quarterfinals. Tadeo Winyi, the head coach of Ndejje Elites told our reporter that his team is determined to perform better in the African Club Championship. 

He says their victory resulted from sufficient training and the courage of the players.

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The finals for the Male team aborted prematurely after the players of OBB and their coaches clashed with the referee, Samuel Bungoma during the fourth set of their semifinal match with Sport-S.  Sport-S had defeated OBB 25-23 in the first set.

OBB gained in the second set and defeated Sport-S 25-16.  Sport-S bounced back and worn the third set 25-23. A disagreement broke out during the fourth set when Sport-S was still leading 23-21. Rajab Kimera, the captain of OBB complained before Bungoma demanding that he halts the game, saying that volleyball guidelines require that games stop at 06:30 PM.  

 

However, in his response, Bungoma gave Kimera four red cards, which angered his teammates and coaches. Lawrence Yakan Gummah, the head coach of OBB accused

Bungoma of bias because he is fully aware of the guidelines.    

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The altercation went on for more than ten minutes as Bungoma insisted that he had no powers to stop the game midway without official communication from the organizers.

 

This forced Godwin Nakaana Ssenyondo, the General Secretary of Uganda Volleyball Federation to intervene and suspend the game. He advised the OBB

captain and his coaches to complain officially to pave way for investigations.  

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