Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) have set their target of finishing among the best eight clubs in the women Africa volleyball club championships which starts this Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya.
Head coach Jean Luc Ndayikengurukiye said the club will be making their second apperance in the continental championship and with the preparations they have had, will pay off good results.
“We are ready and the rest of the work will be up to the players. They have gained experience and are ready to put a smile on their club and nation by staging a good competition,” added Ndayikengurukiye whose team is now in Nairobi.
The competition which begins today will attract over 21 teams that include defending champions Kenya Prisons, Kenya Pipeline and Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya), Rwanda Revenue Authority and APR (Rwanda), Les AS (Burundi), Nkumba University (Uganda) and Jeshi Stars (Tanzania), FAP, Foulon (Cameroon), Stellar (Ivory Coast), Blue Eagles (Nigeria), Manga Sports and Varieties (Gabon), Chlef from Algeria.
DR Congo will be represented by Daring Club Motema Pemba and Canon Ndjini while Stef Auto (Madagascar), DGSP (Congo Brazzaville), Water Sports (Ethiopia) and Mafolofolo (Botswana) will also take part in the weeklong event.
Prisons won the championships after beating archrivals Pipeline last year in the final at the Africa Nazarene University Gymnasium.
Besides being crowned African champions, winners of the competition will qualify to represent Africa in FIVB World Clubs Championships to be staged in Qatar in August.