Vball: Kavalo linked with move to REG

Patrick Kavalo. / File

Star left-attacker Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu is reportedly on the verge of reaching an agreement with Rwanda Energy Group (REG) for a possible move later this year, Times Sport understands.

Kavalo, 28, currently plays for two-time champions Gisagara.


Speaking to this publication on a Friday, a source within REG volleyball management, who preferred, said that the two parties had finalised negotiations but the player would not join Benon Mugisha’s side until the end of the 2019-20 season.


“We have had positive talks and every detail was discussed,” said the source. “Unless something changes in the coming months, he will be part of our team next season.”


However, in a separate interview, Kavalo insisted that he still has a contract with Gisagara and he was only focused on helping the club to win their third league title.

“The talks [with REG] happened but I am still Gisagara’s player. Talking about transfer right now is an unnecessary distraction,” said the Rwanda international.

Kavalo is also a three-time reigning champion of the national beach volleyball championship, along with his long-time teammate Olivier Ntagengwa.

REG lifted their historic maiden league title in May 2019 after beating Gisagara in the playoffs.


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