Clash of giants as Gisagara meet REG in Heroes Cup final

League champions Gisagara are up against Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in the final of this year’s Heroes Cup at Amahoro Indoor Stadium today.
REG players celebrate a point against UTB in a past game. (Peter Kamasa)
REG players celebrate a point against UTB in a past game. (Peter Kamasa)

Wednesday

Men 3rd position

Kirehe            Vs         UTB (15:00)

Women final

APR                 Vs         RRA (17:00)

Men final

Gisagara       Vs         REG (19:00)

League champions Gisagara are up against Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in the final of this year’s Heroes Cup at Amahoro Indoor Stadium today.

Gisagara will be looking for their first win in three attempts, against a side that have lately been one of the most in-form teams in the country.

Jean Paul Mana’s REG have won all their last three games. They beat Fidele Nyirimana’s Gisagara 3-0 in the preliminary stages of the tournament.

“We are going to rectify the mistakes we committed in the last three games but we know we will be facing a strong opponent,” said Nyirimana. “We are ready for the challenge.”

On his part, Mana said they were equally rearing to go, adding: ““We have to forget our performances in the last three games and concentrate on the next challenge, which is against Gisagara.”

REG reached the final after beating University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB) in a five-set thriller 2-3 (22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 23-25 and 12-15) in the semifinal, while Gisagara overcame Kirehe in straight sets 3-0 (16-25, 19-25 and 17-25).

Gisagara finished in second place in Group B behind REG.

In the other matches, Kirehe will play against UTB.

In the women’s finalAPR will face RRA. All games will be played at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

Rwanda marks the Heroes Day tomorrow.

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