Basketball

AfroBasket 2021: Rwanda agrees to host qualifiers for three groups

Rwanda has agreed to host three groups in the qualifiers for the 2021 African Basketball Championships (AfroBasket). The qualifiers get underway in November. The country was only supposed to host qualifiers for Group D that comprises Nigeria, Algeria, Mali and Rwanda. However, following the...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:50am

Ferwaba to set new date for league resumption on Saturday

The executive committee of Rwanda basketball federation (Ferwaba) and representatives of member clubs are due to meet via video conference on Saturday, September 12, to discuss setting a new date of resumption of the national league. Ferwaba had, in May, tentatively set September4 as...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:18am

Ferwaba, Sports Ministry start early preps for Afrobasket 2021

Early meetings have started as Rwanda steps up preparations for the 2021 FIBA Men’s African Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) scheduled to be held in Kigali. The magnificent Kigali Arena will host the tournament from August 24 to September 5. Rwanda, who beat off competition...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:35pm

Basketball: Mukama joins Dutch side Leeuwarden on one year-deal

Rwanda’s Canada-based basketball star Jean-Victor Mukama has joined the Dutch Basketball League side Leeuwarden for the 2020-21 season. The Ontario native and Ryerson university product is coming off the 2020 Canadian elite basketball league campaign, where he suited up for the...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 4:43pm

Covid-19: Giants of Africa festival moved to next year

The inaugural Giants of Africa Festival that was supposed to take place in Kigali this August has been postponed to 2021 over Covid-19 concerns. The week-long festival will bring together 200 youth from 11 African countries namely; Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda,...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:36pm

PHOTOS: Engelbert drops game-high 21 points as REG edge IPRC-Kigali

Power forward Beleck Bell Engerlbert starred with a game-high 21 points as Rwanda Energy Group (REG) beat IPRC-Kigali 71-52 in the BK Basketball National League at Kigali Arena on Friday night. With the win, REG now top the table with 23 points, one ahead of second-placed Patriots who ran 82-67...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 3:01pm

Basketball: Kigali Arena to host Friday night games

Friday Espoir      Vs      Patriots           19:00 REG          Vs      IPRC-Kigali      21:00 Kigali Arena will, for the...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

From Rwanda to Phoenix: Prince Nshuti’s story

Despite being born in a refugee camp where basketball was not often played, Camelback senior Prince Nshuti has committed to compete for Phoenix College next year. “A lot of people don’t believe me, but I’ve been playing for only four years,” Nshuti said. “My...

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:07am

BAL inaugural season postponed over COVID-19 fears

Basketball Africa League (BAL) has postponed the start date of its inaugural regular season, which was due March 13 in Dakar, Senegal. The kick-off was postponed following ‘health concerns’ related to Coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement signed by BAL President Amadou...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:31am

Newcomers Tigers look to stun REG in basketball league

Friday UGB         Vs       Patriots  18:00 Tigers      Vs       REG          20:00 Tigers Basketball Club will be looking to defy...

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basketball: Patriots to name new coaching staff Friday

Patriots basketball club is expected to announce new coaching staff on Friday according to the club president, Brian Kirungi. The three man team includes American Dean Murray as head coach, first assistant coach Bernard ‘Ben’ Oluoch from Kenya, and Burundian Olivier Ndayiragije as...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:05am

REG look to extend perfect start

Henry Mwinuka, the head coach of former champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG), insists that he is up for the ambitious task of keeping his side’s unbeaten run throughout the regular season of the 2019/2020 BK Basketball National League. The Tanzania-born tactician, who was signed from local...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:04am

BAL 2020: Patriots drawn against Zamalek in Nile Conference

RWANDA’s Patriots have been drawn against Egyptian giants Zamalek – along with four other teams – in the Nile Conference of the regular season of the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL), which starts on March 13. Patriots, who will need to finish among the top four to...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:56pm

Basketball: Engelbert powers REG past Patriots

Friday Patriots 64-77 REG Tigers 102-97 Espoir Power forward Beleck Bell Engelbert scored a team-high 18 points as Rwanda Energy Group (REG) overcame a nine-point deficit in the first quarter to beat Patriots 77-64 on Friday night at Amahoro Stadium. This was the first time the two...

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 4:41pm

REG Basketball: Mwinuka calls for consistency after bright start

HENRY Mwinuka has challenged his REG players to maintain momentum in the BK Basketball National League ahead of their clash against champions Patriots on Friday. Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball club have picked up maximum (four) points from their first two games in the new league season...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:10am

Basketball: REG retain Heroes Cup for third successive time

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) have retained the Heroes Cup title for a third year in a row after beating APR 71-62 in the men’s final on Sunday night at Amahoro Stadium. In women’s category, IPRC Huye lifted the title after dominating last year’s winners the Hoops Rwanda 70-47 in...

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 2:51pm

Basketball: REG, APR square off in Heroes Cup final

Sunday Women’s final The Hoops   Vs     IPRC–South     18:00 Men’s final REG               Vs     APR                  20:00  APR men...

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 11:14am

Basketball: The Hoops keen to retain Heroes Cup

Wednesday REG Vs UGB IPRC-Huye Vs UR Huye Espoir Vs 30 Plus Women IPRC-Huye Vs UR Huye Ubumwe Vs the Hoops The Hoops Rwanda basketball team coach Moise Mutokambali has challenged his team to not only retain the Heroes Cup tournament but also do it in style by winning all...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:19am

Basketball: REG to start Heroes Cup defence against IPRC–South

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball will start defence of their 2019 National Heroes Cup title against IPRC–South on Saturday. All the games of the week-long tournament, which starts Friday, will be held at Amahoro Stadium. REG, who were also the 2018 winners, won the title last...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:54am

Basketball: IPRC-Kigali eye Heroes’ Day tourney title

IPRC-Kigali basketball club has turned their focus on the upcoming 2020 National Heroes Day Basketball Tournament. The week-long competition will start on Friday and run through February 2 at Amahoro Stadium. IPRC-Kigali Head Coach Jean Bahufite told Times Sport that the club has an ambition...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:25am

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