Rwanda qualifies for 2012 Paralympics

African sub Saharan sitting volleyball championshipFinal Rwanda 3-0 Kenya Semi-finalRwanda 3-1 BurundiGroup stageRwanda 3-0 UgandaRwanda 3-0 DRCRwanda 3-0 Burundi RWANDA booked their ticket at next year’s Paralympics in London after winning the three-day African sub Saharan sitting volleyball championship which climaxed on Sunday in Kigali.
CHAMPIONS: The national sitting volleyball team pose for a photo shortly after qualifying for next year's Paralympic Games in London. The New Times / O. Arinaitwe.
CHAMPIONS: The national sitting volleyball team pose for a photo shortly after qualifying for next year's Paralympic Games in London. The New Times / O. Arinaitwe.

African sub Saharan sitting volleyball championship
Final Rwanda 3-0 Kenya

Semi-final
Rwanda 3-1 Burundi
Group stage
Rwanda 3-0 Uganda
Rwanda 3-0 DRC
Rwanda 3-0 Burundi

RWANDA booked their ticket at next year’s Paralympics in London after winning the three-day African sub Saharan sitting volleyball championship which climaxed on Sunday in Kigali.

Having strolled through the group stage with straight forward wins over Uganda (3-0), DRC (3-0) and Burundi (3-0), the hosts beat Burundi 3-1 in the semi-final before thrashing Kenya (3-0) in the final.

The National Paralympics Committee (NPC) Secretary General Celestin Nzeyimana attributed the success to hard work.

“The players and coaching staff put in a lot of hard work in the build-up to the tournament and deserve the victory,” the official said before adding, “But there is little time to celebrate as we need to start preparations for next year’s Games.”

“Our plan is to start preparations early so that we have a successful campaign,” Nzeyimana added.

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