THE NATIONAL volleyball team head coach Paul Bitok has named 18 players to enter camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, which will also serve as the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships qualifiers scheduled for October 20-30 in Egypt. Out of the 18 players, only 14 will be selected in mid-October for the second phase of the preparations.
The team is staying at Golden Tulip Hotel in Nyamata and training from Amahoro Indoor Stadium twice a day.
Rwanda reached the final qualification round for 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships after finishing as first runners-up in the FIVB-Africa Zone V Championships behind winners, Kenya, in Kigali in July.
Kenya, stunned the Zone V tournament hosts in the final 3-1 to claim the title but both teams qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Team in camp:
Libero: Bosco Mutabazi and Simon Rwigema
Setters: Jacob Cyusa, Yvan Mahoro and Jean Paul Sibomana.
Centers: Placide Madison Sibomana, Ronald Muvara, Fred Musoni, Robert Nshimiyimana, Prince Kanamugire and Peace Twagirayesu
Left: Olivier Ntagengwa, Christophe Mukunzi, Patrick Kavalo, Yves Mutabazi and Fred Mutabazi/ Ballack Rugira.
Right: Yakan Guma and Nelson Murangwa.