Uganda six time national league champions Nemostars men volleyball team are off to Sousse Tunisia for the Africa club men’s volleyball Championship set to commence on 18th to 28th April 2021.
The team left on the morning of Friday 16th April 2021 aboard Egypt Air and will arrive in Tunis on Saturday 17th, just in time for the technical meeting.
The 2019 African Club championship quarter finalists Nemostars contingent are airborne to Tunis with only 10 players without officials due to financial constraints the club is currently facing.
Nemostars are returning to the continent having won the National Volleyball league in 2019.
They have been the most consistent side in Uganda and East African region at this stage having participated in all the last 5 Editions of the continental showpiece. Their best finish being 6th in the 2019 edition in Cairo.
“It’s our mandate to represent the country whenever we earn the rights and are nominated.” Nemostars’ Patron Neko Muduse-Ojala has always said.
The team however travelled without Head Coach Andrew Okapis due to financial constraints despite international referee Innocent Komakech making the trip.
“The target is the podium and that’s the final other than that we are hoping for the best,” Nemostars Head Coach, Andrew Okapis has always said.
Nemostars have boosted their side with temporary acquisition of Ugandan International Savior Atama. George Aporu and Smith Okumu have been the most consistent of the squad having played in all the last 5-editions with Nemostars.
This year’s Africa club volleyball championship attracted 26 club’s from 11 Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) member countries.
They include FAP (Cameroon), Nemostars (Uganda), Sfax, Esparance (Tunisia), Wolaita Dicha, Madda Walabu University, Mugher Cement (Ethiopia), Nigeria Customs, Ahly Tripoli, Ittihad Misurata, Swehly (Libya), VC Price, Espoir, Police (DRC), Amel, Tlemcen Bourj Bourirj (Algeria), Rukinzo (Burundi), Energy Group, APR (Rwanda), Kenya Ports Authority, GSU, Prisons (Kenya), University of Zimbabwe, JTK, Jeshi Stars Afunzo (Tanzania)
George Aporu, Smith Okumu, Steven Wandera, Saviour Atamda, Bernard Malinga, Walter Deans Aloka, Leonard Wandera, Fahad Zzungu, Jonathan Tumukunde, Emma Elanyu
International Referee Innocent Komakech also made the trip.