Rwanda lose to Egypt in semi final

Rwanda Junior National volleyball team lost 3-0 against Egypt in the semi-final but qualified for this year’s FIVB Men’s 21 World Championships, which will be held in Ankara, Turkey from August 22 to September 1.

Rwanda Junior National volleyball team lost 3-0 against Egypt in the semi-final but qualified for this year’s FIVB Men’s 21 World Championships, which will be held in Ankara, Turkey from August 22 to September 1.

Rwanda beat Algeria 3-1 [25-19], [25-13], [16-25] and 25-22] in the last group game to sail through to the semi finals of the Africa championship on Wednesday. Paul Bitok’s team also beat Congo Brazzaville 3-1, lost to Tunisia 3-0 and won against Serra Leone 3-0.

The junior team follows in the footsteps of the national Youth team that already qualified for the World championships earlier in February during the African Championship held in Algeria. The world championships will be held in Mexico in June.

“We want now to congratulate our federation and the local authorities for their support to bring these dreams to truth; this is a great moment for the Rwandans,” Bitok said after the match.

Rwanda returns to action today in third place playoff against either Morocco or Tunisia.

”I’m happy with the performance of my team, I want to congratulate my players,” added Bitok.

Bonnie Mutabazi, Samuel Niyogisubizo ‘Tyson’, Nelson Murangwa, Fred Musoni and skipper Aimable ‘Ginho’ Mutuyimana are some of the players who impressed as Rwanda frustrated Algeria to win the decisive game.

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