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Rwanda: FIBA ​​World Cup Qualifiers – National Basketball Team Enters Training Camp

The national basketball team on Sunday, June 5, traveled to a training camp to begin preparations for the second window of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifiers.

Matches are scheduled for July 1-3 at BK Arena in Kigali.

Rwanda will face Tunisia, Cameroon and South Sudan in Group B.

In the first window of the qualifiers held in Dakar, Senegal in March, Rwanda finished last in their group after failing to win a single match.

Rwanda will be looking to put in a strong performance in the second window to secure one of the three qualifying spots in the group.

The BK Arena will also host the Group A qualifying matches during the same period.

The group is made up of Mali, Cape Verde, Uganda and Nigeria.

In the meantime, Kenneth Gasana who plays in the USA will join the camp on Monday, while Kendall Lamar Gray USA is expected on June 9.

Others, including Gift of God Furaha (USA) and Osborne Shema (USA) will join the camp in two weeks.

Currently, the team is camping at Hotel Sainte Famille and will be training daily at BK Arena under the guidance of Senegalese tactician Cheikh Sarr and his assistant Charles Mushumba.

Players at camp:

Ntore Habimana (Patriots), Olivier Turatsinze (IPRC Kigali), Jean de Dieu Umuhoza (UGB), Jean Jacques Wilson Nshobozwabyosenumukiza (REG), Imad Ruhamyandekwe (Canada), Robeyns William (Belgium), Bruno Nyamwasa (Patriots), Justin Uwitonze ( RP-IPRC Kigali), Steven Hagumintwari (Patriots), Adelin Mugasa Ndayishimiye (Poland), Dieudonné Ndizeye Ndayisaba (Patriots), Emile Galois Kazeneza (USA), Axel Olenga Mpoyo (REG), Gift of God Furaha (USA), Patrick Ngabonziza (Orion), Osborne Shema (USA), Noah Bigirumwami (USA), Marius Ntwari (USA) and Brillant Brave Rutsindura (USA).