24 April 2015

RWANDA : Guy Rutayisire memorial tournament starts today

APR BBC players during a previous league game. (Sam Ngendahimana)
Group A: Dynamo, Patriots and UGB
Group B: Espoir, APR and CSK
Patriots vs UGB 6pm
Espoir vs CSK 8pm
Dynamo vs Patriots 1pm
CSK vs APR 3pm
Patriots (VET) vs CSK (VET) 5pm
Dynamo vs UGB 6pm
APR vs Espoir 8pm
Sunday: Final
Winner Grp A vs Winner Grp B 3pm
The late Rutayisire played for Kigali BC between 2005 and 2008, winning three league titles with the army side.(File)
Kigali Basketball Club in conjunction with the Rwanda Basketball Federation has organized a tournament in honor of their former player Jean Guy Rutayisire, who died in a fatal car accident along the Kigali-Huye highway on March 1.
The three-day memorial tournament will be played from Friday to Sunday at Amahoro indoor stadium.
The accident occurred at Nkoto in Kamonyi District when the Kigali Basketball Club team was travelling to Huye District for a league game against University of Rwanda- Huye Campus. That accident claimed a total of five people and many others were severely injured.
Five local teams and one from Burundi will compete for the trophy. The teams include; reigning league champions Espoir, APR, Cirecle Sportif de Kigali, Patriots, United Generation and Dynamo (Burundi).
Rutayisire also played for Uganda’s most successful basketball club, Falcons between 2000 and 2005, before joining APR in 2005 until 2008, winning three league titles with the army side.

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