– Advertisement – UEFA: No plans to change Euro 2020 formatUEFA say it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia.European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm Fraser missed Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Friday with the issue, while Hanley was ruled out of Norwich’s 1-0 victory at home to Swansea a day later.Hanley – who has 30 caps for his country – had been called up to the Scotland squad for the first time in more than two years, while Fraser was looking to add to his 14 international appearances.The news comes as a blow to Scotland, who will travel to Belgrade this week knowing that a victory over Serbia in their one-legged play-off will see them qualify for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.- Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will both miss Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia after withdrawing from the squad with injury.Steven Reid, who is part of Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s backroom staff, confirmed the news after both Fraser and Hanley sustained hamstring problems.- Advertisement – French newspaper Le Parisien reported that installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.“UEFA intends to hold Euro 2020 in the format and the venues confirmed earlier this year and we are working closely with all host cities on preparations,” the statement read.“Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid – over which neither UEFA nor the local organising bodies have control – it is currently too early to say whether those games in June and July will have restrictions either on fans or even their staging.” As well as missing Thursday’s game at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Fraser and Hanley will also be unavailable for Scotland’s Nations League fixtures away to Slovakia on Sunday and Israel on November 18.
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Tags: AWCC GAMESNkumba University Volleyball Teamtop Nkumba players during the flag-off on Wednesday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)LUGOGO – A contingent of 12 players and 4 official from League Champions Nkumba University Volleyball Club were flagged off for Egypt on Wednesday by National Council of Sports Officials in Lugogo.Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo on behalf of NCS flagged off the team seeking to better their continental ranking.Nkumba and Vision Volleyball Club represented Uganda in the 29th Edition in Egypt. Nkumba finished 9th while VVC settled for 11th.Youngsters Nakayo Bridget, Aluuta Rebbeca, Kansiime Emilly and Alungat Scovia are the rookies for the championship while, Veteran setter Eunice Nuwabigaaba alongside Namakobe Halima, Ikilai Cissy and Akanyo Agnes have been sidelined.“Our target is to get into the quarter finals, noted Assistant Coach Godwin Ssenyondo.Egypt’s Al Ahly SC are the defending Champions of the competition.The 30th Edition of the CAVB events starts on 16th -25th March 2019 in Cairo – Egypt.TRAVELLING SQUAD:1. Doreen Akiteng2. Winnie Nambeko3. Flavia Nanadwula4. Astreede Agaaba5. Habiba Namalla6. Grace Akiror7. Bridget Nakaye8. Rebbeca Alutia9. Emilly Kansiime10. Scovia Alungat11. Saidat Nungi12. Monica AloyoOFFICIALS:Manager: Salma KairungiHead Coach: Tonny LakonyAssistant Coach: Godwin SsenyondoReferee: Dorothy NamusokeNKUMBA MATCHES AT THE 2018 AWCC GAMES:06/03/18 ACW Al Ahly 3 – 0 Nkumba (25 – 7, 25 – 12, 25 – 16)09/03/18 ACW Nyong et Kelle 0 – 3 Nkumba (22 – 25, 18 – 25, 14 – 25)10/03/18 ACW Nkumba 0 – 3 Revenue (18 – 25, 22 – 25, 19 – 25)12/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 ASEC Mimosas (25 – 10, 25 – 9, 25 – 15)13/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 0 Vision (25 – 20, 25 – 14, 25 – 10)14/03/18 ACW Nkumba 3 – 1INJS (25 – 11, 25 – 19, 16 – 25, 25 – 18FINAL STANDING IN THE LAST EDITION:Rank Team1st, gold medalist(s) Egypt Al Ahly SC2nd, silver medalist(s) Tunisia CF de Carthage3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kenya Kenya Pipeline4. Kenya Kenya Prisons5. Rwanda Revenue6. Cameroon Bafia VB7. Egypt El Shams8. Nigeria Nigeria Customs9. Uganda Nkumba10. Cameroon INJS11. Uganda VVC12. Algeria Nedjmet Riadhi Chlef13. Cameroon Nyong et Kelle14. Zimbabwe Harare City15. Cameroon FAP16. Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas17. Republic of the Congo DGSP18. Burkina Faso AS Douanes19. Botswana BDF 62018 AWCC AWARDS:MVP: Egypt Aya Elshamy (Al Ahly SC)Best Blocker: Kenya Trizah Atouka (Kenya Pipeline)Best Libero: Egypt Mariam Moustafa (Al Ahly SC)Best Receiver: Kenya Elizabeth Wanyama Nafula (Kenya Prisons)Best Server: Egypt Farida Elaskalany (Al Ahly SC)Best Setter: Tunisia Amina Mansour (CF de Carthage)Best Spiker: Tunisia Khloud Genhani (CF de Carthage)Comments