Basketball

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

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

Niyonkuru on his tight fitness schedule despite absence of games

Rwandan international and APR basketball player, Pascal ‘Kaceka’ Niyonkuru, says that he follows tight training routines to stay fit despite the fact that there are currently no games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The BK Basketball National League, and all other leagues in the...

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 9:41am

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

BAL Qualifiers: Patriots reach semis after back-to-back wins

PATRIOTS have progressed to the semi-finals of the ongoing Basketball Africa League (BAL) East Division qualifiers with a game to spare after winning their first two games, The Rwandan champions – who beat Tanzania's JKT 113-61 on Tuesday – confirmed their slot in the last four...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:02am

BAL Qualifiers: Kenyan champions KPA pull out

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) have withdrawn from the Basketball Africa League (BAL) 2020 final qualifiers for Eastern Division within hours to the tournament’s kickoff in Kigali. According to reports, the club is currently faced with internal wrangles and financial constraints that they...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:32am

Basketball: Venue and dates for Legacy Tournament announced

The national basketball league side United Generation for Basketball (UGB) have announced dates for the second edition of the Legacy Basketball Tournament. The four-day multi-category event will run from November 7 to 10 at the Kigali Arena. Inaugurated last year by UGB in partnerships with...

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am

There’s more for NBA from Africa—Kagame

Last evening, President Kagame attended a reception hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York City, where he is attending the 73rd UN General Assembly.  The reception was also attended by his Kenyan counterpart President Uhuru Kenyatta, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver,...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:21am

Basketball team enter residential camp ahead of WCup qualifiers

Group F Rwanda’s first-leg fixtures September 14 Senegal    Vs   Rwanda September 15 Rwanda    Vs   Cote d’Ivoire September 16 Rwanda    Vs   CAR Rwanda national men’s senior basketball team...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:05pm

Basketball: Rwanda face Algeria in FIBA U18 Africa champs opener

Today Group B Algeria vs Rwanda 3:30pm Group A    DR Congo vs Uganda 5:45pm Opening Ceremony 8pm Mali vs Guinea 9pm The national U18 boys’ basketball team will this afternoon lock horns with Algeria in the opening game of this year’s FIBA U18 African...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 1:39pm

FIBA Africa U18: Rwanda finish 4th as Murekatete shines in All-Star five

Sunday 2018 FIBA Africa U18 Women Final Mali 86-33 Mozambique Third place playoff Angola 59-46 Rwanda 5-6 classification game Egypt 43-38 Cape Verde 7-8 classification game Uganda 38-48 DR Congo Rwanda’s U18 women basketball team snatched the fourth place at this year’s...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:15am

Basketball teams begin early preps for second round qualifiers

Group F first-leg fixtures September 14 Senegal    Vs   Rwanda September 15 Rwanda   Vs   Cote d’Ivoire September 16 Rwanda   Vs   CAR The national men’s senior basketball team will this evening, at Amahoro...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:41am

FIBA Africa: Rwanda thump Cape Verde to storm quarters in second spot

Tuesday Group A Cape Verde 32-57 Rwanda Mozambique 57-45 Egypt The national U18 girls’ basketball team yesterday overpowered struggling Cape Verde 57-32 to advance to quarter-finals as first runners-up of Group A in the ongoing FIBA U18 Women’s African Championships. Following...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

Basketball: Rwanda U18 girls take on Cape Verde in a must-win game

Tuesday Group A Rwanda Vs Cape Verde 3:45pm Mozambique Vs Egypt 6pm Following Sunday’s disappointing loss to hosts Mozambique in their second game, the national U18 girls basketball team take on Cape Verde in a must-win final Group A game today as they seek to storm the semi-finals of...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:37am

Murekatete stars as Rwanda stun Egypt in African Champs opener

Group A Sunday Egypt vs Cape Verde 3:30pm Mozambique vs Rwanda 6pm Friday Rwanda 46-37 Egypt Mozambique 61-32 Cape Verde BELLA Murekatete contributed 13 points and 21 rebounds yesterday as she inspired Rwanda’s U18 ladies basketball team to a 46-37 victory over Egypt in their opening...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:33pm

Basketball: Rwanda U18 Girls face Egypt in African Champs opener

Today Group B Rwanda          vs     Egypt                15:45 Cape Verde    vs     Mozambique     ...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:41am

B-ball playoffs: Patriots urged to remain focused ahead of must-win Game 5

HENRY Mwinuke, the head coach of Patriots basketball club, has urged his players to stay focused and consider Game 5 of the playoffs finals as a do-or-die clash as they seek to retain the title come August 10. Holders Patriots overcame archrivals REG 74-71 in Game 4 of the best-of-five finals on...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:05am

Basketball: Patriots, REG set date for playoffs finals

Saturday Semi-finals, Game 2 IPRC- Kigali 77-85 Patriots APR 61-93 REG Friday Semi-finals, Game 1 REG 84-79 APR Patriots 86-63 IPRC- Kigali STAR TIMES Basketball League champions Patriots and Rwanda Energy Group (REG) have reached the finals of the 2018 Play-off Games after their...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:02am

FIBA WCup Qualifiers: Rwanda to face Senegal in second round opener

FIBA World Cup – African qualifiers Group F fixtures September 14 Senegal Vs Rwanda September 15 Rwanda Vs Cote d’Ivoire September 16 Rwanda Vs CAR RWANDA National Senior Basketball Team will take on Senegal in the first game on September 14 when they start quest for FIBA...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:10pm

Gasana rallies teammates ahead of FIBA WC Qualifiers’ second round

Rwanda international Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Gasana has called on his teammates to strive to up their game so that they can yet again put up a stunning performance at the forthcoming second round of FIBA World Cup – African Qualifiers. Gasana made the appeal following Rwanda’s...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 1:36am

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