Mugwaneza sends Rwanda U-20 girls’ handball team into semis

Aline Umugwaneza scored 10 goals as Rwanda beat South Sudan 39-12 yesterday at this year’s U-20 Handball Zone V Challenge Trophy and secured a place in the semifinals where they will meet hosts Uganda today.

Today

Semi-finals

Boys

Rwanda vs Kenya

Uganda vs Tanzania

Girls

Rwanda vs Uganda

Kenya vs Burundi 

Aline Umugwaneza scored 10 goals as Rwanda beat South Sudan 39-12 yesterday at this year’s U-20 Handball Zone V Challenge Trophy and secured a place in the semifinals where they will meet hosts Uganda today.

The women team lost to Kenya 20-16 in the first game on Sunday, a defeat coach Anaclate Bagirishya says was an eye opener to them and are now ready to win the rest of the matches.

Bagirishya is optimistic of breaking the jinx of failing to bring any trophy back home in the three years Rwanda has participated in the regional tournament.

“We are tired of being the 2nd every time we participate,” he said, adding: “We should win it this time round.”

Elsewhere, the boys’ team suffered a setback against Uganda 29-22 in the opening game but recovered to win 29-19 against Burundi. They take on Kenya in today’s semi-finals. 

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