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Rwanda off to winning start at FIBA-Africa Zone V tourney - Mar 14, 2017


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Moise
Mutokambali
The national basketball team has got off to a flying start at this year's FIBA-Africa Zone V championships in Cairo, Egypt. Rwanda, which is pooled in group A along with hosts and defending champions Egypt, Kenya and South Sudan, kicked off their campaign with a comfortable win against Kenya at Mondayat Cairo national stadium. Coach Moise Mutokambali 's side, who are seeking to qualify for this year's Afro-Basketball finals that will be held in the Republic of Congo, began the game in high gear winning the first quarter 14-7. However, things turned around for the national team in the second quarter as the Kenyans fought their way back into the game 12-25, hence going into the half time break with leading Rwanda 26-32. With a five-point lead, Rwanda had to dig deep in the third quarter to save their game which they consequently did taking it by 21-8, hence opening a seven-point gap (47-40) before the final fourth quarter. The national team maintained their pace in the final quarter which they comfortably took 29-20, thus wrapping up the game 76-60. Kenneth Gasana dropped the game's high 24 points. Rwanda will today evening face off Egypt in their second and most difficult game and a win would increase their chances to advance to the semi-finals.
Egypt won their first game against South Sudan on Sunday 87-76. In another game that took place on Monday, Uganda defeated Somalia 94 -72 in a group B encounter. The two teams that top the group will qualify for the semifinals and take on the top two from Group B that includes Uganda, Somalia and Burundi. The semifinals will be played on Friday before the tournament climaxes on Saturday.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw   




Moise
Mutokambali
Afrobasket: Cameroon ends Rwanda's dream - 12 days ago
Rwanda suffered a 77-81 defeat at hands of Cameroon Sunday afternoon to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 29th African Basketball Championships (Afrobasket) in Senegal and Tunisia. Rwanda started the game with a clear intent to win and dominated the first quarter 22-18. However, things changed very quickly as Cameroon bounced back to take the second quarter 23-14 to go into half-time break with a 41-36 lead. Moise Mutokambali 's team upped their game after the break...   [read more]
Tunisia beat Rwanda 78-60 - 13 days ago
Tunisia's Basketball team secured their second win at the Afrobasket after beating Rwanda's 78-60 (halftime: 30-25) at a Group C day-2 game played on Saturday evening in Rades. The national team had defeated Cameroon's 68-51, on Friday, at the opening game of the Afrobasket co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia from September 8 to 16. In the other Group match played earlier this afternoon, Cameroon beat Guinea 96-54 (halftime: 51-26)   [read more]
Rwandan National Team 2017 - 14 days ago
Starting five
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Hamza Ruhezamihigo
Ruhezamihigo
Kenneth Gasana
Gasana
Kami Kabangu
Kabangu
Patjo Twagirayezu
Twagirayezu
Olivier Shyaka
Shyaka
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