RWANDA has been invited to feature in this year’s Africa Zone 5 Challenge handball trophy. The women tournament is scheduled to run from April 29 to May 5 in Djibouti.
For the honours, Rwanda will contend with Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia and hosts Djibouti.
The national side is expected to be dominated by players from reigning league champions APAPEKI Cyuru and runners-up National University of Rwanda (UNR).
Africa’s handball governing body, CAHB has boosted the country’s involvement by offering return-air tickets to the team (14 members).
“We are now looking for more support from the Sports ministry and National Olympics Committee (RNOC),” the local federation’s technical advisor Antoine Ntabanganyimana said.
The national league throws off March 28.