In-form Habiyambere eyes Kampala victory

RWANDA’s number two Dieudonne Habiyambere hopes to continue his good form in the third and final leg of the ITF/CAT East African Money Circuit which starts this morning at Lugogo. After reaching the semi-final in the first leg (Burundi), Habiyambere went a notch better in Kigali, edging Kenya’s Francis Rogoi 7-6 7-6 to pocket the winner’s cash prize of US$850 at Laico Umubano hotel.
Habiyambere won the Kigali leg after beating Kenya’s Francis Rogoi in the final. (File Photo)
Habiyambere won the Kigali leg after beating Kenya’s Francis Rogoi in the final. (File Photo)

RWANDA’s number two Dieudonne Habiyambere hopes to continue his good form in the third and final leg of the ITF/CAT East African Money Circuit which starts this morning at Lugogo.

After reaching the semi-final in the first leg (Burundi), Habiyambere went a notch better in Kigali, edging Kenya’s Francis Rogoi 7-6 7-6 to pocket the winner’s cash prize of US$850 at Laico Umubano hotel.

But in Kampala, Habiyambere knows that it will be a lot tougher after learning that Uganda’s tennis ace Duncan Mugabe is competing in the competition. Mugabe missed the first two legs because he was playing in the Egyptian F3 Futures.

“Duncan is a top quality player. We have seen him improve over the years and he definitely brings a new challenge to the competition,” he said before adding, “But I have been playing good tennis lately and hope to keep my form going.”

Other Rwandans in the contest include the country’s top seed Jean Claude Gasigwa, Olivier Nkunda, Justin Ntaherenwa, Innocent Rukundo, Jean Pierre Niyongira, Christopher Kayitare, Mathew Uwizeyimana and Megan Ingabire in the ladies’ fray.

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