Rwanda women’s beach volleyball team, Africa’s sole representative, have started preparations for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for April 4-15.
The training started on Monday afternoon at Amahoro Stadium. Rwanda is drawn in Group C against New Zealand, Vanuatu and Singapore.
Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denyse Mutatsimpundu qualified after winning a gold medal at the 2017 CAVB Beach Volleyball Cup in Maputo, Mozambique in May, 2017.
According to Christian Hatumimana, the executive secretary of the local volleyball governing body, FRVB, the team will have non-residential training from February 12 to 26 before embarking on residential camp at Rubavu from March 3 to 22.
The team of 18 athletes that will carry Rwanda’s flag will travel to Queensland, Australia on March, 24 under the head coach Christopher Mudahinyuka.