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Burundi celebrates 20th anniversary of beach volleyball

The tournament is being accompanied by a series of courses that will help spread beach volleyball throughout the country
Bujumbura, Burundi, January 15, 2013 – The Burundi Volleyball Federation will host a beach volleyball tournament in February to celebrate the 20th anniversary of beach volleyball in Burundi.

The competition is being supported under the country’s development framework, and comes on the heels of the great results achieved last year by the national junior teams in CAVB Competitions, such as winning the African Cup in Togo.

The initiative also received material and administrative support from the FIVB.

The competition will be held in Rumonge, 50km from the capital, Bujumbura. The Burundi Federation is inviting teams from five African counties to participate at the international tournament, which will be held February 23 and 24. The president of the state is expected to attend.

“Besides this, there will be beach volleyball courses at five different sites to promote the spread of the discipline throughout the country,” said Burundi Volleyball Federation president Louis Rwakiranya. “These will be at the capital, Bujumbura; Nyanza Lake, 200 km from Bujumbura; Tanganyika Lake; Magara City, 60 km from the capital; and Kabezi. These courses will continue throughout 2013.”

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