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Volleyball Legend Dies Neko Muduse Ojala at 75

 

Uganda’s volleyball icon NEKO NERI MUDUSE-OJALA has died. Nemostars Volleyball Club where is the founder and the patron confirmed via its Social Media Platforms.

The 75 year old who recently received the USPA Lifetime Achievers award succumbed to the deadly Corona Virus ON 16/June/2021. The Volleyball fraternity suffers another loss after losing Volleyballer Rachel Mugabi of Vision Volleyball Camp earlier this week to the global pandemic as well.

Neko founded the Uganda Volleyball Federation in 1973 where he was the Secretary-General until 1989. He also founded the Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club in 1970.

“It is terrible times that we are living in, its very very sad that our patron, mentor, the man who is the brain behind Volleyball in Uganda has passed.

He was not only for Volleyball but to the whole Sports Fraternity, he was raising players from nothing to greatness. I joined Volleyball after University with no idea of how Volleyball was played but in months time he mentored me to who I am today. He brained me and gave me a perspective of what it would take me to become a whollistic volleyball player.

Anyone who went through his hands can attest. He was sacrificed his whole life to see NemoStars be where they are today just like he did for KAVC and all other clubs he formed. Its a big loss to Uganda, and sporting world because he is an icon to reckon with.

He believed in performance, he grew the game of Volleyball in Uganda from scratch, he leaves behind a big legacy.

Words Of Former UVF President Haddija Namanda while speaking to Ndibba

Ojala founded over 10 volleyball clubs during his time.

Lifetime Achievements

Names: NEKO NERI MUDUSE-OJALA
Nickname (Volleyball): OLD COACH
Date Of Birth: 18th February 1946 died 16th June 2021
Origins: Busia, Uganda
Education: Nabumali High School, Mbale
Makerere University College (University of East Africa)
CLUBS:

Makerere University College – Captain (1968/1969); Chairman University Volleyball Club (1969)
Northcote Hall, Makerere – Captain (1968/1969)
Kampala Amateur Volleyball Club (KAVC) – Founder (1970); Captain (1970-1974); Head Coach (1970-2000); Patron (1989-2000)
National Team – Founder (1974); Captain (1974-1981); Head Coach (1980-1989)
Kampala City Council VC (Girls) – Founder (1983); Head Coach (1983-1996)
Dairy Corporation VC – Founder (1984); Coach (1984-1985)
Uganda Commercial Bank VC – Founder (1985) Coach 1985
UNICEF VC – Founder (1984)
Nsambya VC – Founder (1985)
Uganda Police VC – Founder (1971)
Uganda Prisons VC – Founder (1972)
Uganda Army VC – Founder (1974); Coach (1975-1978)
Makerere University – Coach (1978-1982)
UNLA VC – Founder and Coach (1983)
Kansanga VC – Co-Founder (1985)
Gaba Seminary VC – Co-Founder (1986)
Nemostars VC – Founder (2005); Head Coach (2005-2009); Patron (2005-to date)

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