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Sport-S End 14-year Wait

Sunday, May 7
•Sport-S 3-0 UCU Doves
(25-23, 25-14, 26-24)
*Sport-S win the best of three series 2-1


Sport-S beat UCU Doves in decisive game three on Sunday at Old Kampala to win the National Volleyball League title.

The victory marked an incredible comeback for Sport-S who trailed the best of three final series 1-0 after losing game one.

They won game two 3-1 on Saturday to force a decider which they consequently won on Sunday.

Sport-S won set one 25-23 before stretching their lead after easing into the second set 25-14.

And despite UCU threatening to knit a comeback, Sport-S closed out the third set 26-24 to ignite wild celebrations from the fans.

The victory snapped a long wait for Sport-S whose last league title goes way back in 2009.

And it’s their third league title having won the first in 2007.

“It’s really something good and significant,” Sport-S coach Benon Mugisha said.

“But those 14 years, it has been a process, you can’t just win a trophy without a plan.

“We have gone through a lot and faced a couple of challenges along the way including players being unavailable for trainings due to work commitments.

“And this win means that our team is going to another level.”

It’s a deserved triumph for Sport-S who finished the regular season as number one, losing just once (against UCU) in an 18-game season.

And they eliminated defending champions Orange Blockbuster (OBB) at the Semifinals to storm the finals.

For UCU, who eliminated KAVC in the semifinals, it has been a great improvement for a side that survived relegation the previous season.

KCCA wrapped the Women’s Serie A title on Saturday after beating Sport-S Ladies 2-0.

Past Winners of the National Volleyball League:

2023
Men: Sport-S
Women: KCCA

2022:
Men: OBB
Women: Ndejje

2021
COVID

2020:
COVID

2019
Men: Nemo
Women: Nkumba

2018
Men: Nemo
Women: Nkumba

2017
Men: Nemo
Women: Nkumba

2016
Men: ….
Women: Ndejje

2015
Men: KAVC
Women: VVC

2014
Men: Nemo
Women: VVC

2013
Men: Nemo
Women: Ndejje

2012
Men: Nemo
Women: Ndejje

2011
Men: Nkumba
Women: Nkumba

2010
Men: KAVC
Women: Nkumba

2009
Men: Sport-S
Women: Nkumba

2008
Men: KCCA
Women: KAVC

2007
Men: Sport-S
Women: KAVC

2006
Men: KAVC
Women: KCCA

2005
Men: KAVC
Women: KCCA

2004
Men: KAVC
Women: KCCA

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