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Rwanda Summons Amateurs For Africa Showpiece

sildenafil http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/lib/tribe-events-bar.class.php geneva;”>Rwanda is the only East African nation to ever play in the competition after they made a historic debut in 2007 in Angola finishing 12th. This year, they will be making a fourth consecutive appearance in the tournament.


Coach Moise Mutokambali’s 14-man team comprises of only local players who will later be joined by professional basketballers Hamza Ruhezamihigo, Kenneth Gasana, Bradley Cameron Curtis, Dan Rugamba, Isom Cedric, Brannon Darrius and Robert Thomson weeks to the competition in August.


“The aim for early preparations is to engage local based players in intensive training such that they can elevate their competition level before they are joined by professional players ahead of the Afrobasket competition,” said the head coach Moise Mutokambali


“The team will be training twice a week until the league starts on June 1. From there, we will deal with club managers to find a way of availing time for the summoned players such that they can proceed with the national team preparations,” he added


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Rwanda drawn in Group C alongside defending champions Tunisia, Morocco and debutants Burkina Faso booked their ticket to the continental showpiece following their impressive performance at the Zone 5 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Tanzania, which Egypt won.


Rwanda finished 12th in the 2011 Madagascar event.

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