According to the latest FIVB men’s rankings, Uganda wouldn’t have climbed up to 66 if it wasn’t for competing in Rwanda.
The national team made a trip to Rwanda for the championships due to the determination of some individuals. These individuals were within the leadership at the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF).
Without these individuals, Uganda would not have made inroads into the rankings inside the top 100 from 116 in the world.
“Credit goes to the fact that we were able to take in an event that helps the team improve. Then of course how you finish in the race is important. Taking part in the different national teams is good exposure for the players and kudos to the UVF for making sure the team was there,” Volleyball Cranes coach Shilla Omuriwe Buyungo said.
The volleyball tactician would like to see more fair treatment and balance in how the government treats all sports.
This is because the most important thing is representing Uganda and putting it in the spotlight.
“There should be a balance in how they handle teams be it volleyball, hockey or any other sport. If we don’t participate in another event we shall undo all that we have done. By taking part in the Africa Nations Championships we had achieved a 50 place jump. It’s those small contributions that make a difference,” she commented.
Continued participation by the country in various competitions will tell how high the team can go in the rankings.
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