Africa Challenge Trophy: Rwanda face Senegal in Group B opener

The junior continental handball competition gets underway today and will run through August 12 at Amahoro National Stadium.
Head Coach Anaclet Bagirishya gives instructions to his players during a past training session at Amahoro Stadium. File photo

Today

Group A

DRC vs Nigeria 2pm

Group B

Rwanda vs Senegal 4:30pm

Rwanda’s U-20 handball team start the campaign for top Africa Challenge Trophy honors this afternoon when they take on Senegal in Group B opener at Amahoro Stadium – kick-off 4:30pm.

The junior continental competition gets underway today and will run through August 12 at Amahoro National Stadium.

In another game to be played today, DR Congo will be up against Nigeria, in Group A, in the tournament’s opening match at 2pm – same venue.

After today’s clash against Senegal, the hosts will take on Madagascar in their second and last group game on Friday.

Should they finish in top two of the three-team group, Anaclet Bagirishya’s side will automatically advance to semi-finals, set for August 11.

Group A is comprised of the defending champions DR Congo, Nigeria and Cameroon.

Rwanda’s full 14-man squad

Jean Claude Hakizimana, Credo Bruno Sengoga, Zacharie Tuyishime ,Elysée Murindwa, Yvan Kayitare, Fidele Hagenimana, Samuel Mbesutunguwe, Samuel Mugabo, Yannick Karenzi, Ivan Mugisha, Yves Umuhire, Gad Igirimpuhwe, Dieudonne Nsengiyumva and Paul Niyonambaza.

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