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Uganda Edge Burkina Faso In Volleyball Opening Duel

Uganda Edge Burkina Faso In Volleyball Opening Duel

The Uganda National Volleyball team for men kicked off the 2021 Africa Nations Volleyball Championship in style. They registered a 3-1 win over West Africans Burkina Faso in Pool A at the Kigali Arena, Rwanda on Tuesday.

Uganda won three of the four sets played; 25-15, 25-18 and 25-13 as the West Africans managed to take one set 26-28. The representatives from East Africa served off the game with a brilliant performance opening two sets 25-15 and 25-18.

However, Burkina Faso rallied back to pull back and recover with victory in third set 26-28 and force a decider that Uganda easily won 25-13 to record the opening win at the championship.

Uganda head coach Shilla Omuriwe Buyungo saluted the charges for the brave performance.

“We are very excited about our win in the first game against Burkina Faso. The players had a great performance with a solid opening and fine ending,” Omuriwe said after the game.

In the next game, Uganda will also face East African neighbors Burundi Thursday, 9th September 2021.

They will then wind up with the hosts Rwanda. They are in a quest to qualify for the quarter finals.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals. The African Nations Volleyball Championship double as the 2022 World Championship Zonal Qualifiers.

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