Rwanda set for international volleyball meets

Kigali, Rwanda-Rwanda capital Kigali will next month host the 2013 Africa Volleyball Congress slated for December 7-8 at the Kigali Serena Hotel.  National Volleyball Federation Secretary General, Christian Hatumimana revealed that the East African nation was selected ahead of Ivory Coast and DR Congo to host the two-day meeting.
“We believe that this is another opportunity for Rwanda to prove that we are more than capable of hosting international events,” Hatumimana said.
He said the Organizing Committee will arrive in the country on December 5 and the other delegations will be in Kigali the next day for the event, which brings together the sport’s top governing officials from all African federations.
Similarly Rwanda was authorized by the International Sitting Volleyball Federation to host the African women’s qualifiers for the World Championships that will take place in Poland next year.
The qualifiers tournament that was initially suuposed to be held in Kampala is scheduled for February 2014 in Kigali after Rwanda edged out Egypt who had also expressed interest to host the games.
Egypt, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Burundi and hosts Rwanda are the six nations set to contest for the single slot. The tournament will be hosted at the Amahoro NPC gymnasium.