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Uganda will have the biggest number of representatives when the Genocide Memorial Volleyball Tournament volleys off Saturday in Kigali.
Of the ten foreign teams so far confirmed to participate in the two-day event, nine are from Uganda.
The tournament organisers, Rwanda Volleyball Federation (FRVB) are still awaiting confirmation from Kenya which promised to send one representative.
The Ugandan teams to have confirmed participation include KAVC, (men and women), Sport S (men and women), Nemo Stars (men and women), KCCA (men and women) and Sky (men).
The annual tournament is organised in memory of local volleyball players, coaches, administrators, fans and other Rwandans who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Rwanda will be represented by Gisagara, Kirehe, IPRC – South, APR, Rwanda Energy Group (REG), University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB), University of Kibungo and Kigali Volleyball Club in the men’s category.
The hosts will only have two teams in the ladies’ category. Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and APR will be the sides fighting to dethrone Ugandan outfit Sport-S.
All the foreign teams are expected to be in Rwanda on Friday ahead of the technical meeting while the tournament will start on Saturday with group matches.
The semi-finals as well as final matches will be played on Sunday.
The matches will be played at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, National Paralympic Committee gymnasium, Kimisagara, Rafiki, KIST and Primature courts.
University of Kibungo (UNIK) are the defending champions in the men’s category while Ugandan side Sport S won the women’s crown.