Uganda tames Mozambique


KAMPALA: The Lady Volleyball Cranes might have lost to Kenya in their opening fixture of the World Championship qualifiers but leaving a mark at the big stage is all the side is targeting.

After coming from two sets to defeat Seychelles 3-2 on Monday, Uganda defeated Mozambique 3-1 in their third game yesterday.

“We have definitely shown some good signs of progress and I am impressed with the response of my players,” coach Tony Lakony said after the game yesterday.

“I have seen tremendous growth especially in defensive play and it is encouraging, we will take a step at a time and now focus on our next assignment,” he added.

Against Mozambique, Uganda paid attention to their service reception which made work easy for setter Milly Laker to design attacks for Josephine Nammanda, Eunice Amuron and Astreede Agaaba’s attacks.

But Uganda also won numerous points on net defense after Irene Adeke and skipper Christine Alupo stepped up their game.

And it was just a matter of time before Lakony’s side rallied to a 25-19, 25-18 lead, slackening in the third to give Mozambique a six-point lead (18-12) and eventually winning the fourth set 25-15. Uganda plays Tunisia today before taking on Senegal in their last fixture on Saturday.

Source: Daily Monitor

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