Uganda Volleyballers Arrive In Netherlands

Nuwabigaba (M) sets for Alupo (R) with Saidat Nnungi on the defensive end during Uganda’s training session at Lugogo recently. The team arrive in the Netherlands today for a camp.
Nuwabigaba (M) sets for Alupo (R) with Saidat Nnungi on the defensive end during Uganda’s training session at Lugogo recently. The team arrive in the Netherlands today for a camp.

The Brussels Airlines sponsored Uganda women volleyball team today arrived in Gronigen, Netherlands to camp in for two-weeks in preparation for the 2014 World championships qualifiers due in Nairobi, Kenya next month.

The ladies left Entebbe International Airport minutes before midnight on Monday on a direct flight to the Belgian capital, Brussels before embarking on a 3-hour road trip to Gronigen by bus. The team will play against top flight clubs from the Dutch league and universities and Lakony reveals that the top players from the Dutch national team will hold sessions with their Uganda counterparts.

The trip is sponsored is also partly the team’s Dutch technical adviser Bart Munting and Uganda Volleyball Federation. In Nairobi, Uganda is expected to compete against hosts Kenya, Seychelles, Tunisia, Senegal, Mozambique and Cape Verde in Pool U of the qualifiers from February 16-23.

The team in camp

Setters: Eunice Nuwabigaba, Milly Laker

Centre Players: Saidat Nningi, Christine Alupo, Irene Adeke, Namajja Farida, Esther Tumwebaze

Power Attackers: Josephine Nammanda, Maureen Mwamula, Astreede Agaaba, Eunice Amorun

Liberos: Flavia Nandawula, Shila Omuriwe

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