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Patriots, REG lock horns in title decider - May 8, 2018


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Aristide
Mugabe
It will be a clash of titans as leaders Patriots and defending champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) face off in the most important game of the Star Times Basketball National League this season. The game starts 8p.m at Petit Stade in Remera. The highly anticipated encounter is the last league game of the 2017/2018 season for the two giants. Patriots beat REG 75-60 in the first leg in December. To retain the league title, REG will have to defeat Patriots by a margin of more than 15 points - anything less will see Patriots clinch their second championship since 2016. Patriots top the league with 24 points, one point ahead of REG. 'This championship is ours to lose,' said Patriots captain Aristide Mugabe (183-PG-88). 'We should make no mistake. REG are a strong opponent that's motivated to retain the title; we should be alert at all time.' He added: 'We have had sufficient preparations, mental and physical, and all the players are fit. If we our game plan execute well, there is no doubt we will emerge victorious.' REG will be led by star centre Kami Kabange, skipper Ali Kazingufu, Bienvenu Ngandu, shooting guard Walter Nkurunziza and power-forward Elie Kaje, while Patriots will hope that their stars captain Mugabe, Steven Havugintwari, Micheal Makiadi, Junior Kasongo, and guard Sedard Sagamba (188-PG-90) turn up in the encounter. Should Henry Mwinuke's Patriots dethrone REG as champions, they will automatically book a ticket to represent Rwanda at the 2019 FIBA Africa Zone V Club Championship in what would be their fourth appearance in a row at the regional tournament. Last season, Patriots came close to winning the biggest regional showpiece but lost to Ugandan powerhouse City Oilers 86-59 in the final at Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala, Uganda. No Rwandan side has ever won Zone 5 club championship since Espoir in 2012. Sleeping giants APR won the regional competition three times - more than any other Rwandan team. Today's clash between Patriots and REG will be preceded by another much-awaited game between Maxime Mwiseneza's Espoir and IPRC-Kigali. A victory for Espoir will get them automatic spot to playoff games, joining Patriots, REG and APR. Holders Patriots won last year's playoffs.
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw   



Espoir, IPRC-Kigali lock horns in basketball league - 2 days ago
Former champions Espoir will be keen on victory when they take on IPRC-Kigali on match-day 8 of the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League at Amahoro Stadium on Friday. The game will kick off at 7pm. It will be the first time that Espoir and IPRC-Kigali face off since last season and it promises to be a fiery encounter. Ahead of the clash against Albert Buhake 's side, Espoir are in third position of the 9-team league table with 11 points, three ahead of the former who are third from t...   [read more]
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Aristide
Mugabe
Patriots beat Espoir to go top - 13 days ago
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