The NSSF Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club invitational tournament returns for the first time since 2019 after a three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 30 clubs from East and Central Africa are set to take part in the tournament that is expected to get underway on Friday, August 5, and climax on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
KAVC president Hamza Lubwama expressed delight with the return of the tournament with this year’s championship marking the 24th edition since its inception.
“Around 10 teams from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda have confirmed their attendance and participation,” Lubwama said.
“More are still expected. This is a testament to the growth that the KAVC International tournament has experienced over the last 24 years, and a sign of better times ahead.”
While Sadiq Nasiwu said: We are proud of this product (NSSF-KAVC International tournament). This brings a high level of competition to the region. The federation offers advice and technical support.”
NSSA, who have been the headline sponsors for the event in each of the last 12 editions once again re-affirmed their commitment to the tournament with a UGX 70M sponsorship package.
“We believe sports is a very important platform through which the youth can be empowered to channel their energy productively towards activities that can help them better prepare for their future,” Karamagi said.
“This is thus a very exciting occasion as we get to rejuvenate the spirits of the many participants and lovers of the sport who have spent almost two years with little to no sports tournaments,” he added.
Kenya’s Home Grown and Uganda’s Nkumba Volleyball clubs were the last male and female winners respectively from the last edition in 2019.