National Volleyball League
UCU vs Sport-S: 22-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-18
In a National Volleyball League game on Sunday night, Uganda Christian University (UCU) triumphed over league table leaders Sport-S with a 3-1 victory.
This was the first defeat of the season for Sport-S, who had been unbeaten up until that point.
After losing the first set, UCU regrouped and won the last three sets in the four-setter clash.
Speaking after the game, Angiro shared that he has always seen this league game as a battle due to the high expectations placed on him.
“This league game has always been a battle in my mind” he started, “Everyone looks at me in UCU and everyone looks at me as a young youth player who featured in the national team for the first time and managed to play in the first six.”
“My game is all about determination and pushing my teammates. When you give them the momentum, you encourage them to play hard.” Angiro said.
Despite this pressure, Angiro played a crucial role in UCU’s victory over Sport-S, showcasing his skills and determination on the court.
Angiro acknowledges that he holds the distinction of being the top-notch opposite in the National League.
Nevertheless, he humbly admits that he still has a considerable distance to traverse to match the prowess of his role models, the esteemed Daudi Okello and the National team Captain, George Aporu, who serve as his prime source of motivation.
UCU started on the back foot of proceedings after losing the first set of the clash but this only proved to be a motivation to the Mukono boys who returned like they never left.
“It was a warm-up for us because some boys were down morale-wise, having it in mind that Sport-S is a big team and unbeatable, but to some of us who have played at even harder levels, we knew it was very much possible.”
“This result has given us vibe, and it is giving the teams ahead fear because a University team beating a top-class team is something worth keeping in memory. It is also a loud sound that everyone is ready for the playoffs,” Angiro added.
He said that their goal now is to prepare for the playoffs and that he still has a vision of returning overseas for a professional career, which he hopes will come after school.
“I do train a lot, I have high self-motivation, and when I set my goals, I make sure I hit them,” Angiro concluded.
The victory for UCU is a significant one as they showed that they are a force to be reckoned with in the league.
It remains to be seen whether they can maintain this level of performance in the playoffs and go on to win the championship.
Matching on to the playoffs they will be facing off with KAVC, as title holders and defending champions the Orange Block Busters replicate their NCC finals clash against Sport-S.
The playoffs are scheduled to serve off on the 1st of April at the old Kampala Arena.