Tanzania started their fight for a place in the FIBA Africa U16 Nations Championships with a 63-74 win over Rwanda on Monday in Kigali.
The Zone 5 comprises ten countries but only Uganda, the hosts Rwanda and Tanzania have honored the junior games.
Those who missed include Rwanda’s bitter rivals Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Uganda Junior Gazelles – the girls’ team- will take on Tanzania later on Tuesday evening in their first match.
They will play Rwanda on Wednesday as the boys’ start their games against the hosts’ boys team.
Gazelle girls’ squad – Esther Kwagala, Mary Najjuma, Linda Aber, Shillah Lamunu, Patience Karungi, Gertrude Nyamutooro, Sylvia Nasagorworth, Sylvia Namuddu, Rwabogo Kendagano, Regina Ajuma, Penitah Nabakooza, Patience Nantume, Gift Naluyima Bisoboka, Mary Najuma, Alinda Mutabazi.
Day 1: Monday, June 10
18.00 – Rwanda 63-74 Tanzania (Girls)
Day 2: Tuesday, June 11
18.00 – Tanzania Vs Uganda (Girls)
Day 3: Wednesday, June 12
17.00 – Uganda Vs Rwanda (Girls)
19.00 – Rwanda Vs Uganda (Boys)
Day 4: Thursday, June 13
18.00 – Tanzania Vs Rwanda (Girls)
Day 5: Friday, June 14
18.00 – Uganda Vs Tanzania (Girls)
Day 6: Saturday, June 15
17.00 – Rwanda Vs Uganda (Girls)
19.00 – Uganda Vs Rwanda (Boys)