Sitting V-ball: National women’s team start preps for Word Championships | The New Times | Rwanda



The national sitting volleyball team pose for a picture after a training session last week. Courtesy.

    The National Women sitting volleyball team has started training ahead of the World championships that will take place in Netherlands from 15-22 July.

    Rwanda qualified for the World Championships after winning the ParaVolley Africa Champions last year. The team has been training once a week at the national Paralympics Gymnasium (NPC).

    Jean Marie Nsengiyumva, the head coach of the national women sitting volleyball team, yesterday named a provisional squad that will train every Saturday until June when the team enters residential camp.

    “We have named 15 players who will train once a week until June when I will trim the squad to 12 players before they enter residential camp,” Nsengiyumva said.

    “Our target is clear, we want to compete at the world championships, and I think that is a possibility.” He added

    In 2015, Rwanda hosted this particular competition and eventually won it in the women category becoming the first African country to qualify for the Paralympics games.

    Provisional squad:

    Claudine Bazubagira (Bugesera), Yvonne Imanishimwe (Intwari), Carine Kwizera (Intwari), Venantie Mukandahiro (Ruhango), Liliane Mukobwankawe (Intwari), Claudine Murebwayire (Bugesera), Alice Musabyemariya (Nyarugenge), Zaninka Nikuze (Bugesera), Sandrine Nyirambarushimana (Bugesera), Solange Nyiraneza (Nyarugenge), Agnes Nyirambarushimana (Gicumbi), Providence Nyirantungane (Gicumbi), Clementine Umutoni (Intwari) Beatha Nyinawabantu (Gicumbi) and Faina Niyoyita (Musanze).