The men and women's national volleyball teams will enter residential camp on Friday, August 6, to start preparations for the forthcoming the 2021 CAVB Volleyball Nation's Championships set to be staged in Kigali from September 5-20.
Brazilian Paulo de Tarso summoned on Wednesday, August 4, summoned 36-man and 28-woman provisional squads set to join the training camp, just a day after he was announced the national volleyball teams' head coach on a two-year contract.
"The camp will start on Friday to give the coach ample time for both men and women's teams. It will also make it easier for him and his technical staff to select a good squad ahead of the tournament," said Philbert Mucyo, the Secretary General of the National Volleyball Federation (FRVB).
Times Sport understands that de Tarso will arrive in Kigali this coming weekend before he joins the teams at their training camp at Hilltop Hotel, Remera.
The recent appointment marks the Brazilian's second spell as head coach for the national volleyball team he coached from 2010 to 2011.
The last time that the women's national Volleyball team played the Africa Cup of Nations was in 2011 when the Rwandan team finished bottom of the table in a tournament held in Kenya.
Meanwhile, in the men's category, the national team last participated in a competition in 2019 during the Zone V tourney held in Kampala, Uganda, in search of a ticket to the All African Games 2019.
Rwanda failed to qualify after losing to Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.