Rwanda reveal zonal qualifier squads as six uncapped players called up

NPC Rwanda has announced their 28-strong athlete delegation for the upcoming ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Zone Championships, with six uncapped players making coach Mossad Elaiuty’s final cut.

Marcianne Mahoro and Yvonne Imanishimwe have been called up to join the Liliane Mukobwankawe-skippered women’s team, while Janvier Sinayobye, Ezra Kubwimana, Leandre Muhawenimana and Celestin Byumvuhore were selected to bring new spark to the men’s team.

The women’s team have won the last three zone titles, including the 2019 edition that qualified them to the Tokyo Paralympics. The men’s team last won the zone title in 2011. All these title victories were won on home soil, in the capital city of Kigali.

The African Zone Qualifiers will be held in Lagos, Nigeria from January 29 to February 3.

Women’s Roster

  1. Agnes Nyiranshimiyimana
  2. Faustina Uwimpuhwe
  3. Claudine Murebwayire
  4. Sandrine Nyirambarushimana
  5. Alice Musabyemariya
  6. Marie Adeline Mucyo
  7. Claudine Bazubagira
  8. Solange Nyiraneza
  9. Celementine Umutoni
  10. Hosiana Mulisa
  11. Liliane Mukobwankawe
  12. Chantal Mutuyimana
  13. Yvonne Imanishimwe
  14. Marcianne Mahoro

Men’s Roster

  1. Jean Baptiste Ndayisaba
  2. Celestin Byumvuhore
  3. Jean Baptiste Murema
  4. Callixte Twagirayezu
  5. Jean Claude Ndahiro
  6. Callixte Uwizeyimana
  7. Cristophe Nyagatare
  8. Jean Semana
  9. Jean Bosco Ngizwenimana
  10. Janvier Sinayobye
  11. Emile Cadet Vuningabo
  12. Innocent Niyitigeka
  13. Ezra Kubwimana
  14. Leandre Muhawenimana