APR seek to challenge with RRA for title after signing two key players
Former National women league champions, APR seek to challenge their all-time rivals Rwanda Revenue Authority Women Volleyball Club for the title next year after they signed two key players Benita Mukandayisenga from St Aloys and Flavia Dusabe.
However, the APR women Volleyball Club who fell down to the dominance of RRA, want to challenge for the title next season after signing one of the best left attackers in country in women category, Benita Mukandayisenga from St Aloys and center player Flavia Dusabe.
Benitha Mukandayisenga #2
Flavia Dusabe on the ball during the u23 national volleyball training at Amahoro indoor stadium joined APR VC
They have also signed left attacker, Lea Uwimbabazi, from Indangaburezi Secondary School but Belise Irakoze, who can play libero and setter from Indangaburezi Secondary School refused to sign.
APR have never won the league title since 2012 when Jean Luc Ndayikengurikiye was a coach to win four consecutive league title before being replaced by Jean De Dieu Masumbuko who have managed to win two back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017.
APR was established after 1994 and went to share titles with former teams Kigali Volleyball Club women La Colombe and National University of Rwanda before RRA was established in 2008 but have won seven league titles, including the last six in a row, which is a true statement of their dominance in local women’s volleyball. They won it in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Meanwhile, the 2018 men volleyball national league will kick off on January, 13. The league will be played in two phases of home and away while the top four will meet in the Playoffs, which will determine the winner of the league for both women and men but the second division will not have playoffs.
However, the women league will start early February, same as second division, for men depending on when the school holidays timing, because many teams playing in women and second division are schools.
Champions Gisagara in men’s category and Rwanda Revenue Authority (women) are league titles and they will represent Rwanda at the next year CAVB Africa Club Championships.