Gisagara volleyball club on Wednesday, March 15, announced former Rwanda national team captain, Lawrence Yakan Guma, as their replacement for Fidèle Nyirimana who recently resigned as head coach. Nyirimana stood down as the Gisagara based team manager for “personal reasons” after a third-place finish in the 2023 Memorial Kayumba tournament. ALSO READ: Volleyball: Nyirimana resigns as Gisagara boss Guma started his coaching career recently after participating in a second level coaching training held in Nairobi, Kenya, in June 2022. He signed a one-year contract with an option to extend according to his performance. In January, Guma retired from playing volleyball alongside some of his national teammates including Vincent Dusabimana, Flavien Ndamukunda and Emile Karera. Speaking to Times Sport, the club’s president, Clovis Mudahemuka, confirmed that Yakan is the new head coach of Gisagara volleyball club. “We signed a head coach named Lawrence Yakan Guma from Uganda. He has signed a one-year contract that can be extended if he produces satisfactory results. He will start work not later than next week,” he said. “The club is still ambitious to win titles, we are looking for other great players and four have already signed. The target is to win trophies and please our fans,” he added. Nigerian player, Chriss Udah, also signed a new one-year contract at Gisagara VC. Mudahemuka has denied claims that he was forced to resign during the general meeting held on Sunday, March 12.