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Rwanda men win gold, women silver in the zonal CAVB Beach volleyball championship

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BY GLV sports team.

Men’s final (Rwanda 4-0 Kenya)

Women’s final (Kenya 4-0 Rwanda)

RUBAVU-Rwanda’s team has proved they can be the best in the Zonal CAVB Beach volleyball championship after winning gold in the men’s category and silver in the women’s category, after a big clash with Kenyan giants at Lake Kivu Serena Beach.

The thrilling final yesterday ended as Rwandan men got the gold medal, along with the Kenyan women’s team after beating the Rwandan women.

Men’s final (Rwanda-0 Kenya)

Rwanda B 2-0 Kenya A (23-21), (21-14)
Kenya A 0-2 Rwanda A (21-14), 21-13)
Rwanda A 2-0 Kenya B (24-22), 22-20)
Rwanda B 2-0 Kenya B (21-14, 21-12)

Buoyed by a big crowd at Serena Hotel in Rubavu, Flavien Ndamukunda & Jean Luc Mbonyuwontuma swept aside Ibrahim Oduor & Evans Bera in straight sets (21-14, 21-13 & 24-22, 22-20) while Pierre Marshall Kwizera and Leo Fidele Mutesi out-muscled Patrick Okaino  & Sila Makisa  (23-21, 21-14 & 21-14, 21-12).

“I have played against them before and I clearly observed them today (yesterday) so me and my colleagues know how to counter them” Ndamukunda  had said.

Ndamukunda and Mbonyuwontuma won the Mombasa International beach volleyball tournament two years in a row in 2008 and 2009.

Women’s Final (Kenya 4-0 Rwanda)

Kenya A 2-0 Rwanda B (21-17, 21-15)
Rwanda B 0-2 Kenya A (21-18, 21-16)
Rwanda B 2-1 Kenya B (21-18),(22-20),(15-8)
Kenya A 2-1Rwanda A (22-20), (20-22), (15-8)

In the women’s fray, Emilienne Uwineza & Jeanette Niyigena and Judith Hakizimana & Charlotte Nzayisenga were undone by the Kenyan pairs of Dorcas Ndasaba, Margret Indakala and Moyo Okecho with Letich Wangui.

Burundi (men) finished in third place after defeating Uganda three sets to one, while Uganda (women) also finished in third place after a 4-0 drubbing of Burundi.

The final games were characterized by high turn up of spectators due to clear weather. Minister of Sports and Culture Joseph Habineza and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports Jean Pierre karabaranga were also in attendance.

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