Gisagara Volleyball Club head coach Fidele Nyirimana has vowed to impress at the African Men’s Club Volleyball Championship, which is set for March.
New head coach Nyirimana said that, with three key players they have signed recently, nothing will stop them from leaving a mark at the tournament.
The club signed right attacker Nelson Murangwa, Ivan Bob Ongom and Nicolas Matui.
“We have signed good players and we signed them in order to help us in the league and other competitions we have ahead of us,” Nyirimana said.
The national league’s defending champions have started intensive preparations for the next campaign which starts January 13.
Last season, Gisagara, under Eric Gakwaya, won the league in their first year of asking but the club nonetheless replaced Gakwaya with Nyirimana who guided Kirehe to the second place last season.
Gisagara also signed Vincent Gasongo Dusabimana and Eugene Tuyishimire from University of Kibungo (UNIK), as well as Yves Niyonkuru and Peter Bigirimana from Rwanda Energy Group (REG).
But the club also lost key players such as Pierre Marshall Kwizera and Flavier Ndamukunda, who joined REG, as well as Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu, who joined UTB.
At the African Club championships, Al Ahly SC are the defending champions after beating ES Sahel VC 3-1.
They have won the title on a dozen occasions: 1980, 1983, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017.