KAMPALA. Nemostars need one win from their last two Pool D games to make the quarterfinals of the ongoing men’s Africa Club Championships in Cairo, Egypt.
The Uganda National Volleyball League champions are on the brink of a best overall finish for the country at this level thanks to their 3-1 win over Ivory Coast’s Mwangaza last night.
They will take a rest today before confronting Guinea’s FAG tomorrow and Libya’s Asaria on Saturday. “I believe I can get the win, FAG are manageable then we can plan for the Arabs,” a confident Nemostars coach, Andrew Okapis, said.
His confidence is further boosted by the fact that they showed mettle to get out of jail in their 3-2 wins over University of Zimbabwe (23-25, 25-14, 28-30, 25-22, 15-10) and Kenya’s GSU (25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 25-27, 15-8).
“We had a slow start to the championship but I think we have grown into it.
“We had an injury scare with George (Aporu) twisting his ankle in the first game but he is much better,” Okapis added.
Meanwhile, Uganda Christian University (UCU) have had a flying start to the championship with 3-0 wins over Madagascar’s Gendarmarie and Rwanda’s Gisagara.
Coach Nason Bwesigye has attributed the performances to team work but the sterner test for them came last night, where could not field their best attacker Jonathan Tumukunde due to injury, against Libya’s El Etihad.
Tomorrow they confront Egypt’s Smouha.