University of Tourism Technology and Business Studies (UTB) volleyball club has registered to compete in the national league next season, which will start in January.
UTB will become the tenth club in the league, in addition to University of Kibungo, APR, Kigali Volleyball, Kirehe, IPRC-South, Rayon Sports, Lycee de Nyanza and Umubano Blue Tigers.
The newly formed UTB started their preparations on a high, winning the 2016 Alphonse Rutsindura memorial tournament last weekend and, the club has signed nine new players. They have also opened talks with Alex Nkuranga to take over as head coach.
The new signings include; Justin Munyinya (centre), Fred Muvunyi (left attack) and Sylvester Ndayisaba (setter) from Kirehe VC, Yussuf Siborurema (left attack), Isaac Giraneza (libero) and Gideon Mutabazi (left attack) from Kigali Volleyball Club
Others are; Evode Munyandinda (right attack) from APR, John Nkurunziza (center) from UNIK and Gustave Rukundo (center) and Emmanuel Mugisha (setter) from Lycee de Nyanza. The new players have been given scholarships to study for free on top of getting match bonuses.
The new signings were confirmed by the club team manager, Philbert Mucyo, on Thursday. He said, “We have signed nine players.”
“We are also trying to get the right coaching staff. We need to build a competitive team, not a team to just be part of the league, but a winning team,” he further explained.