APR volleyball club has set focus on this year’s Africa women’s club championship due May 10-19 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The club which is boasted by recent signings from Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), Dorcas Ndasaba and Claudette Habimana has had a good preparation stint in Kigali since January.
Unlike last year, when they had poor preparations and went on to finished eighth, APR is set to give African clubs a run for their money.
Head coach Viateur Sibomana is confident that his club will stage a good event after enjoying a splendid time of preparations.
“We have been training since January and the aim is to basically have a successful event. Playing in Nairobi is more solely like playing at own backyard,”
“We will rely on our preparations to stage a triumphant championship,” added Sibomana who is targeting to finish among the top four in the Africa women’s club championship.
Experienced Margaret Indakata and Carol Mutoni Atim are expected to also boost the army side which finished fifth in the 2010 edition in Mauritius and will be aiming to make a better impression in Nairobi.
With an aim of finishing among the final four, the traditional powerhouse side has a pedigree to match their rivals from hosts Kenya-Prisons and Pipeline and stubborn North African opponents like Algeria’s Bejaia and Cameroon’s FAP.
Rwanda’s only representatives at last year’s edition, the tax collectors finished eighth after they failed to play against Algeria’s Bejaia for the seventh position as the Genocide commemoration week had commenced back home.
Meanwhile, 24 teams have confirmed participation at this year’s edition of the continental games which will be held at the newly refurbished Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.