The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda Take On Tunisia

RWANDA'S U-17 volleyball team faces Tunisia this evening in the second game of the no-going Africa Youth Championships being staged in Algeria.

In the opening match, Rwanda upstaged hosts Algeria 3-1. Rwanda won the first two sets 25-16 and 25-20 before Algeria secured the third set victory 25-19.

Rwanda was taken to the limit in the fourth set but they stuck to their guns and won it 26-24.

In another match, Egypt thrashed Tunisia 3-0, (25-14, 25-17, 25-20).

Rwanda Head coach Jean Marie Nsengiyumva said, "The team has gained much confidence and this will motivate us to win our second match against Tunisia."

Rwanda team skipper Jacques Iradukunda said, "We need to win the Tunisia match such that we can play against Egypt in the last match with motivated minds,"

Besides Rwanda facing Tunisia, Egypt plays hosts Algeria.

The competition acts as a qualifier for the FIVB Boys Youth African Nations Championship to be held later this year in Mexico.

Today:

Rwanda vs. Tunisia

Egypt vs. Algeria

Friday:

Egypt vs. Rwanda

Tunisia vs. Algeria

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