25 June 2013

Rwanda: Hoops Lose Mozambique Friendly

The National Basketball team yesterday lost its first friendly tie against the Mozambique National Basketball team 70 to 63.
The Hoops team is in Mozambique as part of their preparations for this year's Afro-Basketball tournament and Coach Moise Mutokambali and his assistant coach Jean Bahufite want to test their largely inexperienced side before the tournament, which will be hosted by Ivory Coast starts in August.
Despite the loss, Mutokambali told Focus Sport via email that the team had coped well with their much experienced competitors and expects a much improved performance when they play again tomorrow.
Hoops squad that is in Mozambique:
Aboubakar Barame (CSK), Aristide Mugabe (Espoir, skipper), Placide Uwizeye (Espoir), Jean Luc Girincuti (UNR), Mouhamed Rafiki (APR), Patrice Twagirayezu (Ashiville Christian Academy-USA), Lionel Hakizimana (APR), Olivier Shyaka (KBC), Sunny Niyomugabo (APR), 10.Ngandu Bienvenu (ESP), Olivier Muhizi (Espoir), Kami Kabange (City Oil-Uganda).
Other officials that went with the team are; head of delegation Jean Claude Mulingo, physiotherapist, Martin Uwimana and international referee Didier Shema Maboko.
Mozambique 70-63 Rwanda

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