Espoir look to seal Genocide memorial semi-final slot

Espoir will be aiming to boost their chances to retain the Genocide Memorial Tournament trophy by qualifying for the semi-finals if they beat Rwanda Energy Group (REG) at Amahoro Indoor Stadium on Sunday evening.

Sunday

Group B

 

IPRC-South vs Patriots 4pm
APR vs 30-Plus 6pm

 

Group A

 

REG vs Espoir 8pm
Women
Ubumwe vs IPRC-South 2pm

Friday

Group A

IPRC-Kigali 54-80 Espoir

Group B

Patriots 120-50 30-Plus
IPRC-South 73-56 APR

Espoir will be aiming to boost their chances to retain the Genocide Memorial Tournament trophy by qualifying for the semi-finals if they beat Rwanda Energy Group (REG) at Amahoro Indoor Stadium on Sunday evening.

The defending champions made a flying start defeating Heroes’ Day Tournament champions, IPRC-Kigali 80-54, in their Group A opener on Friday night and a win this evening would see them advance to the last four slated for next week.

However, they will have to dig deep to get the win against a side coached by former Espoir trainer Jean Bahufite that has had a very excellent campaign and are on the blink of winning the regular season league title in their first season.

Group A comprises three teams and REG will be playing their first game before they face IPRC-Kigali in the second game.

Meanwhile, in Group B, reigning league champions Patriots and playoffs champions IPRC-South will lock horns with each seeking for a win to boost their hopes to advance to the semi-final after both won their opening games.

Patriots comfortably defeated 30-Plus 120-50 at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, while IPRC-South beat APR 73-56 in Huye.

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