She Cranes Intensify WC Qualifiers Drills

Lady Volleyball Cranes are joined by a young fan while acknowledging the crowd’s applause after unbelievably shocking Egypt in a straight sets victory at the MTN Lugogo Arena in Octomber 2013.
Lady Volleyball Cranes are joined by a young fan while acknowledging the crowd’s applause after unbelievably shocking Egypt in a straight sets victory at the MTN Lugogo Arena in Octomber 2013.

The national woman’s volleyball team has intensified preparations ahead of Federation of International Volleyball World Championships qualifiers in Nairobi, Kenya in February.

The ladies handled by experienced coach Tony Lakony train daily for 5 hours at International School of Uganda in Lubowa off Entebbe Road.

“Ugandans expect much from us and we must deliver. Am happy that we started preparing for the tournament early enough and we are ready to do our best to sail through,” nation al setter Eunice Nuwabigaba told RedPepper Online edition on Tuesday morning.

Kenya will host both the men and women’s CAVB third and final round of World championship qualifiers from February 5 at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

While in Nairobi, Uganda will compete against hosts Kenya, Seychelles, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique, and Cape Verde from February 10-17 with only one slot up for grabs going into the finals in Italy.

The men’s event will serve off from February 5-11 while the women’s championship begins on 16 to 23 of the same month, a good chance for the locl fans to watch the men’s team in action. The last time the Kenya hosted competitive men’s matches was in 1987 when the country hosted the All Africa Games.

Fifteen teams will compete in the men’s qualifiers and will be divided into three pools of five. The winner of each pool will secure a ticket to the finals in Poland, which will take place from September 3 to 18.

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