The Rwandan women's volleyball team has suffered a major setback in its bid to reach the semi-finals of the African Championship. Rwanda is accused by its opponents (Senegal, Morocco and Nigeria) of having fielded Brazilian players in violation of the law.
The complaint was accepted by the African Volleyball Federation (CAVB). The players in question are suspended as well as the Rwandan Volleyball Federation.
As a result, the Rwandan team loses all matches played by forfeit.
The competition is currently stopped. In order for it to continue, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) is proposing that the Rwandan Ministry of Sports and the CAVB take charge of the situation. The FIVB specifies that the Rwandan Volleyball Federation must be removed from the organization.
For the time being, nothing has happened at the Kigali Arena since 16 September. Rwanda is said to have refused the FIVB's proposal. Nobody knows if this competition, which was initially scheduled to end on Sunday 20 September, will be able to resume.