13 February 2015

RWANDA : Patriots target league debut win

Cyrille Kalima
Today (Men)
Patriots vs UR- CASS  6pm
UR- CoE vs Rusizi  2pm
APR vs UGB  2pm
Espoir vs UR- CASS  2pm
CSK vs KBC  4pm
IPRC- Kigali vs 30-Plus  4pm
IPRC- South vs A PR  2pm
National basketball league newcomers, Patriots will be hoping to start their basketball league campaign with a win when they face University of Rwanda (College of Arts and Social Sciences) this evening at NPC Gymnasium.
Patriots coach Cyrille Kalima said, “Starting the league with a win would be a huge boost, although we are taking part in the league for the first time, we won’t be fazed by that and I believe my players have got the potential to take on the more experienced teams.”
On the other hand, UR-CASS who lost 82-64 to IPRC- South in the league’s opening match last Saturday have set the clash as a must win game and won’t welcome a second consecutive defeat according to head coach Charles Mushumba.
Mushumba told this paper yesterday that, “We badly need this victory, my players are well prepared physically and psychologically for the match and I’m confident we recover from last weekend’s defeat to IPRC- South.”
In the women’s league, IPRC- South who lost 51-48 to UR- CASS in their opening match, host seven-time champions APR in Huye district tomorrow while holders Ubumwe play newly created side, the Hoops BBC on Sunday at 10am at KIST basketball courts.

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