Uganda Loses To Rwanda At Africa Volleyball Championship

Uganda Loses To Rwanda At Africa Volleyball Championship

By Simon Abaho

The Uganda Men’s national Volleyball team qualified for the quarter-finals of the African championship on Friday, September despite losing to Rwanda.

Uganda who had won their opening two games at the on-going tournament in Kigali-Rwanda, lost 3-2 to the hosts in a thrilling contest.

Rwanda won the first set 25-16 but Uganda recovered to win the next two sets 21-25 and 23-25 respectively.

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Uganda Mens team playing against Rwanda.

Rwanda saved the match, in impressive fashion as they took the fourth set 25-11 before claiming the tiebreaker 19-15.

Uganda who are making their debut at the continental showpiece has beaten Burundi 3-1 the previous day, their second victory of the campaign having taken care of Burkina Faso in the Group A opener.

They finish second in the group with seven points from three contests.

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Uganda lost the game in the Tier breaker.

Uganda will play Morocco in the quarters today, Saturday, 11th September.

Hosts, Rwanda who swept the group and finished top with 8 points and also progressed to the quarter finals.

Only the top two teams from each group make it to the quarter finals.

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Yves Mutabazi was The difference between Uganda and Rwanda.

At the quarter-finals, the top teams from each group have been seeded against the runners-ups from the other groups. There are four pools of four teams each in the tournament.

The African Nations Volleyball Championship doubles as the 2022 World Championship Zonal Qualifiers.

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