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APR off to Tunisia for Africa volleyball championship

APR Volleyball Club captain Venuste Gatsinzi has said that his team wants to make a difference in the upcoming African Volleyball Championships that will unfold from the 16th to the 28th of this month. The Army-side, on Thursday, April 15 traveled to Sousse Tunisia where the competition will take place. Speaking to Times Sport before departure, Gatsinzi said his team is ready to put up a good performance in their second appearance in a continental competition.  “We are ready to perform to the best of our ability in the championship. Although it is the first time for many of our players to play at such a stage, we have a target of making a difference, because we have the confidence,” he said. He noted that the club looks forward to being one of the two teams that will make it out of the group in which they were placed, as they fight to make more of the tournament.  “We had good training sessions, and we paid attention to what the coach was telling us. On a special note, our coach had the opportunity to have played at such a level. We have a zeal and ability of making a difference. It is important for us to have a good mindset going into this competition, and we also need to start the competition well from day one,” he said. APR last appeared in the continental competition in 2015. In that year, they finished sixth at the 2015 African championships that took place in Sousse, Tunisia. Full Squad: Left-Attack: Theoneste Rwahama, Yves Mutabazi, Fred Muvunyi and Merci Gisubizo Middle-blocker: Prince Kanamugire, Vincent Mbonigaba, John Nkurunziza, Alex Rwanyonga Right-Attack: Venuste Gatsinzi, Nelson Murangwa Setter: Cedric Ngaboyintwali, Yvan Nsabimana. Libero: Fils Habanzintwali and Sadur Manzi.


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