Newly Crowned Rwanda Genocide Memorial Volleyball champions, Rayon Sports are the only foreign team to confirm participation in the NSSF-KAVC International slated for August 9-10.

A Rwandan outfit, Rayon Sport was started this year depleting another powerhouse Inatek in the process, the latter is the men’s defending champion if the NSSF-KAVC International.

Rayon Sport’s confirmation to take part in the tournament was revealed by former KAVC president Dick Muhwezi at the launch of the 18th edition of the tournament in Lugogo.

“We have invited 24 foreign teams and its only Rayon Sport who have confirmed participation,” Muhwezi told the media on Tuesday.

“We are positive that we will have teams from Burundi, Kenya Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania,” he added.

Apart from Rayon Sport, women sides Vision Volleyball Camp (VVC) and Espoir will also be two new teams from the local scene out of the invited 17 clubs.

“They (VVC and Espoir) are invited because they have proved themselves and we believe they will give other teams a run for their money especially the local teams,” Muhwezi added.

Last Year Nkumba University won the women’s version on their first time of asking, though Ndejje Elites failed to make it out of the group stages.

Invited foreign teams

Men- Rukinzo

Men- Kenya Prisons, Kenya Administration Police, GSU
Women- Kenya Prisons, GSU, KCB, Nairobi Water, Kenya Pipeline

Men- Blue Tigers, APR, Inatek, Kigali Volleyball Club
Women- Rwanda Revenue Authority, APR, Kigali Volleyball Club

Men- The Young Club, Espoir
Women- The Young Club

South Sudan
Men- SPLA Pham Warriors

Men- Jeshi Stars, Prisons
Women- Prisons

Invited local teams
Men- Sport-S, KCCA, Nemostars, Gulu, Old Kampala, Cobap, Sky, KAVC-A, KAVC-B

Women- KCCA, Sport-S, Ndejje Elites, Nkumba University, KAVC-A, KAVC-B, VVC, Espoir

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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