US-BASED Honore Ayebare is aiming to guide Rwanda to podium finish in the All Africa Games which start on Saturday in Maputo, Mozambique.
Ayebare told Times Sport on Tuesday before the team’s departure to Maputo that she is well prepared to lead Rwanda to success in the games.
“I hope to guide my team to success. We have had a good preparation time and I am happy for my team mates, who are all in good form,
“We want to sacrifice all for our nation. We are focusing on guiding our team to finish among the medal winners,” stated the national team guard.
Ayebare displayed good tactical skills to help Rwanda snatch a ticket to the Maputo games. Rwanda sealed their win against the hard fighting Kenyan team with a three point margin (57-54) thus accomplishing the unbeaten run to clinch the zone V title.
The pocket-sized but vastly talented ace treated the home crowd to real basketball, which won her admiration on the terraces and beyond, no wonder at the end of the week-long tournament, she took home four of six individual awards up for grabs.
She was voted the Most Valuable Players (MVP), Top Scorer, Best 3 point’s shooter as well as the Best Free throw shooter. Another Rwandan based in Europe Mireille Karangwa, won the Best 2 points shooter.
The women basketball team was the second batch to leave the country after volleyball team which arrived in Maputo on August 29.
Meanwhile, tennis, boxing, cycling and karate teams left for Maputo yesterday aboard Ethiopian airways.
The remaining batches men's basketball and swimming teams will leave on Sunday, sport for disabled and athletics teams depart on September 7 with beach volleyball team leaving on September 10.