The Uganda U-20 women’s national volleyball team has entered a residential training camp in Boni Consilii Girls’ Vocational Secondary School in Isingiro District ahead of the CAVB (Confederation of African Volleyball) Age Group competition slated for 4 to 13 December 2020 at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Kampala.
There are 16 players in the camp and are under the stewardship Coach Alex Mbaine.
The team will camp in the West for a period of two weeks. They will then return to Kampala for practice sessions in Lugogo before the event serves off.
The previous CAVB Age Group Competition was held in Nairobi, Kenya and Uganda finished 9th. Coach Mbaine explains why his side didn’t put up a good shift last time out.
“In Nairobi the team had limited time to train together due to financial challenges, there was no time for camp and this affected the team’s performance.” Mbaine told Inside Volleyball.
However, playing in their backyard this time round, Mbaine is backing his side for a top three finish.
“But now we have some time to prepare the girls, our target is a podium finish,” Mbaine added.
Tanzania, Egypt, Tunisia, Cameroon and host Uganda have sent preliminary inquiries to Uganda Volleyball Federation ahead of the event.
However, FIVB has extended the deadline for continental qualifiers for the 2021 FIVB Volleyball Age Group World Championships to 28 February 2021 due to Covid-19.
CAVB Age Group competition Schedule
Women U20 Uganda, Kampala 4 to 13 December 2020
Girls U18 Nigeria, Abuja 29 January to 7 February 2021
Boys U19 Tunisia, Tunis 1 to 6 February 2021
Men U21 Egypt, Cairo 18 to 26 February 2021
2021 FIVB volleyball age group world championships
FIVB Volleyball Girls’ Under 18 World Championship – Mexico
•FIVB Volleyball Boys’ Under 19 World Championship – Iran
•FIVB Volleyball Women’s Under 20 World Championship – Netherlands and Belgium
•FIVB Volleyball Men’s Under 21 World Championship – Italy and Bulgaria
Players in Camp.
1. Rita Murungi, Maryhill High School Mbarara
2. Renata Kamahoro, Maryhill High School Mbarara
3. Ingrid Natukunda, St Elizabeth Girls Mbarara
4. Daphine Mpumwire, St Elizabeth Girls Mbarara
5. Gracious Kushemerwa, St Elizabeth Girls Mbarara
6. Arinda Nduhukire, Immaculate Heart Girls’ School Nyakibale
7. Tracy Amutuhaire, Immaculate Heart Girls’ School Nyakibale
8. Catherine Ainembabazi, Martin Luther King College Kireka
9. Patience Nayebare, Immaculate Heart Girls’ School Nyakibale
10. Tracy Kedi, Hilton High School Mukono
11. Catherine Amoding, Hilton High School Mukono
12. Catherine Tino, Immaculate Heart Girls’ School Nyakibale
13. Rebecca Kwagala, Katikamu SDA Wobulenzi
14. Jenifar Alungat, Merryland High School Entebbe
15. Naio Naio Noveline, Our Lady of Africa Mukono
16. Martha Jolly Ainembabazi, Immaculate Heart Girls’ School Nyakibale