Basketball: REG retain Heroes Cup for third successive time

Didier Shema Maboko, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Sports, hands over the trophy to REG captain Ali Kubwimana Kazingufu as teammates and coaching staff in the background celebrated the milestone after beating APR 71-62 to retain the Heroes Cup for a third consecutive time at Amahoro Stadium on Sunday night. Photo: Courtesy

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 the title decider.

Courtesy of the victories, REG and IPRC Huye also pocked Rwf500,000 in cash prize, while beaten finalists took home Rwf300,000 each.

Across different disciplines, Heroes Cup tournaments was organised by their respective federations in partnership with the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour (CHENO).

Apart from basketball, similar events were organised in football, cycling, tennis, golf, handball and volleyball.

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