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17 January 2013
Karongi, Rwanda, January 16, 2013- Karongi Beach Volleyball Friends Forum organized a successful beach volleyball tournament against the dangerous disease of AIDS at the end of December 2012.
The competition showed 14 men and 8 women teams participating in Karongi beach. The Men's pairing of Jean Luc Mbonyuwontuma and Flavier Ndamukunda won the men's title while the pair of Denise Mutatsimpundu and Charlotte Nzayisenga clinched the women's gold.
The matches were played in 2 courts on the Golf Beach, in the Western province of Rwanda.
The tournament was marked by the participation of 2 international teams from Burundi, and also the participation of the 2 African BVB champion teams in 2012 in both men and women Junior categories.
A lot of thrills and joy surrounded the tournament which showed a fantastic men's final where two teams from the same pool in the preliminaries played again in the final. Flavier /Jean Luc won Yvan / Brian 2-0 (21-17, 21-14).
“That was our time to prove that we won them in preliminaries on merit and we did it; it was now difficult because they saw our tactic and made a plan but finally we won; we are very happy for that victory because it is international victory; I think it was a good match for both sides even for spectators, we strongly thank the organizers and the sponsors” said Flavier Ndamukunda, the team captain on the Rwandan team.
While Brian Mugabowingabo said” we have done all our best to win them but it didn’t work, we will not give up and I think it is good for us because we played well; our vision is to play on international level and to represent our lovely country (Burundi). we wait them home next year and I think we will do the same as they did for us here; normally our tactic is based on service and the wind but here there was no wind so we could not be successful; the tournament was well organized and we thank the organizing forum which invited us thank you”.
In the women's side the final match was played between the couple of Denise Mutatsimpundu and Charlotte Ndayisenga also the African junior BVB champions 2012 against Yvette Igihozo /Angelique Uwimbabazi where the former team won 2-0 (21-16, 21-13).
“We played well the match and we defend our African title, it was a good and fair match; our target was to win the tournament and we did it” said Charlotte.
“We lost the game but it was a good game for us, we didn’t train much because we was in the final year exams at school but we are happy for that results; the tournament was well organized.” said Angelique after losing the final match against Charlotte and Denise.
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