The Vice President Ms. Milly Kure this morning led a strong contingent of our women and men’s teams to the 2017 edition of the Genocide Memorial Tournament in Kigali Rwanda slated for this weekend 3rd & 4th June 2017. The 26 man crew left by private means and will be vying for silverware with other East African teams.
Coach Charles Nabbamba will be handling the women’s team comprising the following players
- Anyero Sunday
- Haawa Talib Rajab
- Hope Harriet
- Ikapel Harriet
- Kobusingye Winnie
- Kobutungi Christine
- Kure Milly
- Kyomuhendo Lydia
- Nanyonga Madina Kyambadde
- Tusingwire Patience
While the men will be under the guide of Coach Daniel Okwee including
- Amanya Allam
- Ariho Pius
- Arionga Sam
- Atama Saviour
- Elanyu Emma
- Endra Joel
- Mugabi Ishaq
- Olila Jacob
- Omara Mark
- Omua Carlos
- Onapa Geff
- Ssengendo Joseph
Veteran star Pierre Kamugasha will assist both coaches and Manager Edward Kalyesubula is to take charge of the team’s logistics.
KAVC has a mark in the past on this event but it is a while since fetching silverware. The women have lifted the Rwandan title 4 times (2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009) and the men have 3 claims to the title (1998, 1999, and 2000). Other Ugandan teams on the tally are KCCA women with 3 (1998, 1999, and 2000) and the most recent are Sport S women (2016).
In 1995, KAVC was invited to travel to Kigali in commemoration of the Rwanda national team players who perished in the genocide and since then the competition has become a household affair for the club. In related news we shall also be fielding teams concurrently in the 2017 Nkumba Open Championship tomorrow and Sunday in Entebbe as confirmed by Manager Olive Aryemo.
Winners Since 1998
|2016||Sport S (Uganda)||UNIK (Rwanda)|
|2015||RRA (Rwanda)||Rayon Sport (Rwanda)|
|2014||RRA (Rwanda)||Rayon Sport (Rwanda)|
|2013||PIPELINE (Kenya)||INATEK (Rwanda)|
|2011||RRA (Rwanda)||APR (Rwanda)|
|2010||APR (Rwanda)||APR (Rwanda)|
|2009||KAVC (Uganda)||APR (Rwanda)|
|2008||KCB (Kenya)||APR (Rwanda)|
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