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African Nations Volleyball Championship: Uganda lose to Rwanda in final group stage game

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Friday, 10th September 2021
Men’s African Nations Volleyball Championship
Rwanda 3-2 Uganda
@Kigali Arena, Rwanda

Uganda Volleyball Cranes on Friday, 10th September 2021 lost 3-2 to Rwanda in their final (third) group stage (Group A) match of the Men’s African Nations Volleyball Championship at the Kigali Arena.

Rwanda won the first set 25-16 but Uganda recovered to win the next two sets 21-25 and 23-25 respectively. Rwanda saved the match, impressively winning the fourth set 25-11 and claiming the tiebreaker 19-15.

Albeit the loss, Uganda who are tournament debutants already qualifed for the quarter finals of the tournament having beaten Burundi 3-1 the previous day, their second victory of the campaign having beaten Burkina Faso in the Group A opener. They finish second in the group with 7 points.

Uganda will play Morocco in the quarters today, Saturday, 11th September.

Hosts, Rwanda swept the group and finished atop with 8 points and also progressed to the quarter finals.

Only the top two teams from each group will make it to the quarter finals, this means that Burundi (3 points off 1 win) and Burkina Faso (0 point) are out of the competition.

At the quarter finals, the top teams from each group have been seeded against second ones from the other groups. There are four pools of four teams each in the tournament.

The African Nations Volleyball Championship doubles as the 2022 World Championship Zonal Qualifiers.

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