12 July 2014
RWANDA : Rusizi eye crucial win against APR in basketball league
KBC vs 30-Plus 10am
UGB vs CSK 12pm
Rusizi vs Gisenyi 9am
APR vs Ubumwe 10am
LAST YEAR’S LEAGUE second runners-up, Rusizi basketball club need a win over former champions APR today in Rusizi district, Western province to be assured of a place in the play-offs round.
This year’s play-offs are scheduled for early August and Rusizi are determined to sacrifice anything they possess to win the APR encounter.
Apart from the clash against APR today, Rusizi will also be up against UGB tomorrow in Rusizi.
Coach Jean Bosco Bahati is hoping to depend on Patrick Karimushi, Olivier Iradukunda, Emmanuel Ishimwe and Captain Leo Ngaboyakena for a victory over the military side.
“We are in need of the two wins over APR and Gisenyi. My players are fit and ready for both encounters and if we can secure three wins in the remaining four matches, then we will feature in the Play-offs,” added Bahati.
Rusizi are currently placed eighth in the 11-team table with 26 points from sixteen matches. A win over APR and Gisenyi will see them jump into the fourth position with 30 points.
Rusizi will face champions Espoir and UGB before the league climaxes.