Rwanda Beach VB team target Rio Olympics qualification

13 April 2016

Rwanda women beach volleyball team departs for Nigeria on Tuesday ahead of the Continental Cup scheduled for April 13–18 in Abuja. The competition also acts as third round qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.


The national team has been in intensive training in Rubavu District for the past two weeks under the close watch of head coach Paul Bitok and his assistant Christophe Mudahinyuka.


The team includes Rwanda Revenue Authority pair of Seraphine Mukantambara and Judith Hakizimana while Denyse Mutatsimpundu (APR) will partner with Charlotte Ndayisenga (Rwanda Revenue Authority).


“We are more than ready for the Continental Cup, which promises to be a good and exciting tournament. We know as players that we are in a crucial stage of the competition, we will need to focus on game by game,” said Charlotte Ndayisenga.


Rwanda will meet Kenya, Sierra Leone, Morocco, Ghana and Namibia in Group B, while Group A is composed of Mozambique, Mauritius, Egypt, Gambia, Burkina Faso and hosts Nigeria.


 Each pool play in a round robin format where the top 2 teams qualify to the semifinal. The third and fourth teams play for the 5 to 8 places, while as the 5th and 6th ranked teams play for the 9 to 12 places.


By: Peter Kamasa from Rwanda