Espoir eye Play-offs title

Espoir basketball club head coach Jean Bahufite is confident his side will win the final match against APR to lift this year’s Play-offs trophy on Saturday at Amahoro Indoor stadium.
Espoir with their coach Jean Bahufite [right] are optimistic of  winning the Play-offs trophy.   The New Times / J. Mbanda
Espoir with their coach Jean Bahufite [right] are optimistic of winning the Play-offs trophy. The New Times / J. Mbanda

Espoir basketball club head coach Jean Bahufite is confident his side will win the final match against APR to lift this year’s Play-offs trophy on Saturday at Amahoro Indoor stadium.

The game on Saturday will be Espoir’s third game which will be played by the Nyamirambo-based club since the final matches started a week ago. The four-time champions is the only unbeaten team in the national league and have won all their Play-offs,  afeat which leaves the former Espoir player with full confidence of lifting the title.

“I have much confidence in my team. They have done alot and I believe they can still do more by winning the remaining match to lift the title,”

“APR is a good side too but we have experienced players who know what it takes to be victorius mostly at this crucial stage.”

He further added, “It has been a long time since Espoir won the Play-offs title and our focus is to make sure we write another history and win it this year,” added the 35-year-old coach.

However, APR needs to win their fixture against Espoir in order to stay on course for the contention of the title too.

Espoir registered wins in Game One and Game Two over APR 89-63, 106-54 respectively. Kami Kabage scored 49 points in two games while Aristide Mugabe hit 35 to put his team in front contention of winning the title.

The win ensured that the Nyambirambo-based side extended their unbeaten sequence the entire season to 20 games; 15 league matches and  five Playoffs games.

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