By uspa Media

The volleyball received sad news today Friday July 31st ,2020 that the 24th edition of the NSSF KAVC International Volleyball Tournament has been called off.

The annual event that attracts top clubs from the East African Region, was called off by the organisers, Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) due to the COVID-18 lockdown.

KAVC officials at the launch of the 2020 edition.

“We are committed to building this tournament into a continental event, but we front the safety of our stakeholders. And because of COVID-19 Pandemic we have called off the tournament scheduled to take place on July31-August 2, 2020,” KAVC president Milly Kure announced.

KAVC’s Winnie K receives the ball during their League game against VVC at UCU Mukono on Saturday July20.VVC won 3-0.

She added that the planning committee will continue laying strategies that will enable it to organise  a bigger and better  event next year July 30 -August 1.

Kenya’s Home-Grown Club and Uganda’s Nkumba University side KCB Nkumba are defending champions in the Men and women categories respectively.

In the lady’s category Nkumba whipped Ndejje 3-0 with 25-10, 25-18, 25-17 sets in the final the in an all Ugandan affair while Kenya’s Homegrown smashed Gacosmos from Burundi 3-0 with 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 sets in the final. This year’s event was to mark 50 years celebrations for KAVC since its formation in 1970 

Past winners since 2010

2019
Men – Homegrown (Kenya)
Women – Nkumba (Uganda)

2018
Men – KAVC (Uganda)
Women – Ndejje (Uganda)

2017
Men – PR Rwanda
Women – Rwanda Revenue.

2016
Men – Kigali University (Rwanda)
Women – Aspire (Kenya)

2015
Men: Inatek (Rwanda)
Women Rwanda Revenue (Rwanda)

2014
Men – Sky (Uganda)
Women – Rwanda Revenue (Rwanda)

2013
Men – Inatek (Rwanda)
Women – Nkumba (Uganda)

2012
Men – SportS (Uganda)
Women: KCCA (Uganda)

2011
Men – KAVC (Uganda)
Women – KCCA (Uganda)

2010
Men – Muzinga (Burundi)
Women – KCCA (Uganda)

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