20 January 2013

Rwanda: V-Ball Youth Team Captain Eager to Finish High

Sétif — With just 48 hours before the tournament starts; Rwanda volleyball Youth skipper Jacques Iradukunda has urged his team mates to take Africa youth Championship by storm. The tournament starts on in Algeria.

Speaking to this paper from the team's camp in Setif, Iradukunda has set sight on finishing as high as possible so as to qualify for the world championships which will be held in Mexico in August.

"W are looking forward to doing the best we can in this event so that we can qualifier for the world cup, the coach has made very clear to us that it won't b easy to achieve our target of finishing in the top four," the youngster told Sunday Sport on Friday.

He added, "This is another big step for us, we are here to represent our country with pride, and we need to be at our best if we're to finish on a high."

Before departure on Thursday, the Youth team had beaten Kigali Volleyball club in warm-up 3-2, and also played three matches against junior side, winning won 3-2 and lost two; 2-3 and 2-3.

It is the first time Rwanda participates in this competition.

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