The national women volleyball team, on Sunday, September 11 started their campaign at the 2021 African Nations Women’s Championship with a 3-1 victory over Morocco at the Kigali Arena.
Paulo de Tarso’s side began the game well, winning the first two sets 25-19 and 25-18, but the Moroccans did not give up as they bounced back to claim the third 34-32.
The two teams then went for the fourth set,which Rwanda won 25-22 to triumph over the North Africans on the night.
In the other matches on day 1, reigning champions Cameroon were off to a winning start after beating Kenya in Pool B.
Cameroon overcame the Kenyans with straight sets (25-20, 25-21 and 25-19 ).
Likewise, Nigeria beat Senegal in Pool A on straight sets (25-16, 25-18 and 25-22), while Burundi lost to neighbors DRC 0-3 (18-25, 15-25 and 13-25).
Full results for the Women’s African Nations Championship Day 1:
Pool B: Burundi v RDC 0-3(18-25, 15-25, and 13-25)
Pool A: Nigeria v Senegal 3-0(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Pool B Cameroon v Kenya 3-0(25-20, 25-21, 25-19)
Pool A: Rwanda v Morocco 3-1(25-19, 25-18, 32-34, 25-22)