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 1 REG 5-0 
 2 Patriots 4-0 
 3 Espoir 2-1 
 4 IPRC-Kigali 2-1 
 5 APR 1-2 
 6 Rusizi 1-3 
 7 UGB 1-3 
 8 IPRC-South 0-3 
 9 UR 0-3 


Espoir BBC players rallied for ‘must-win' clash against APR - Dec 24, 2018

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Maxime Mwiseneza has urged his Espoir Basketball Club players to consider Friday's clash against rivals APR as a must-win as they chase for their first league title in four years. The game will start at 6pm, at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. The Nyamirambo-based side, who won the last of their four consecutive league titles in 2015, are in fourth position with 5 points after three games into the 2018/2019 Bank of Kigali National Basketball League, having won two games and suffered one defeat, respectively. Espoir will be looking to improve their win ratio to 3:1 with victory over Aime Karim Nkusi's military side after beating IPRC-South 62-53 on match-day three last Saturday. Prior to their win over IPRC-South, they had beaten United Generation Basketball (UGB) 93-60 in their season opener before falling short 74-61 at the hands of leaders Rwanda Energy Group (REG) on match-day 2. Speaking to Times Sport on Wednesday, Mwiseneza appealed to his players to keep the same fighting spirit they displayed against IPRC-South when they take on former regional powerhouse APR, and 'aim for nothing but victory.' 'We cannot afford to lose focus this early in the season, especially not against an opponent like APR. I have spoken with my players and, they are fit and determined to deliver,' said the former Rwanda international. After the APR tie on Friday, Espoir will host struggling University of Rwanda on Saturday - same venue - looking for a weekend double to keep pressure on REG and defending champions Patriots who are first and second, respectively, on the table standings. In another Friday night affair, hopefuls REG will be up against holders Patriots in what is regarded as the match of the season so far. Kick-off 8pm.
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Espoir, IPRC-Kigali lock horns in basketball league - 4 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]
REG drawn in Group C in inaugural AfroLeague - 7 days ago
RWANDA Energy Group (REG) have been drawn in Group C at the upcoming inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League. Draws were held Saturday night at Hotel Pullman in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The newly revamped continental competition will kick off on February 8. Patrick Ngwijuruvugo's REG will represent the FIBA Africa Zone V region along with two Egyptian teams; Al Ahly and Smouha. The 16 teams representing all the seven FIBA Africa regions have been divided into 4 groups of 4, an...   [read more]

Patriots beat Espoir to go top - 15 days ago
Steven Havugintwari scored a game-high 16 points on Friday as Patriots beat Espoir 70-54 at Amahoro Stadium to go top in the Bank of Kigali National Basketball League. After six match rounds, Henry Mwinuke's side lead the table standings with 12 points, one ahead of second-placed Rwanda Energy Group, whom they beat 82-78 a fortnight ago. Despite the defeat, former champions Espoir remained in third position with 9 points, having won three and lost three in their first six games this seaso...   [read more]

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