Rwanda national basketball team preparing for FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
On Sunday, June 5, the national basketball team reported to a training camp to begin preparations for the second window of the FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifiers.
The games are set for July 1 to 3 in Kigali’s BK Arena. In Group B, Rwanda will face Tunisia, Cameroon, and South Sudan.
Rwanda finished bottom in their group during the first window of qualifications, which took place in Dakar, Senegal, in March, after failing to win a single game.
Rwanda will aim to do well in the second window in order to claim one of the group’s three qualifying spots.
During the same time period, the BK Arena will host Group A qualifying games.
Mali, Cape Verde, Uganda, and Nigeria comprise the group.
Meanwhile, Kenneth Gasana, who plays for the USA, will report to camp on Monday, while Kendall Lamar Gray will arrive on June 9.
Others joining the program in two weeks are Cadeau de Dieu Furaha (USA) and Osborne Shema (USA).
The squad is now camping at the Sainte Famille Hotel and will have daily training sessions at the BK Arena under the supervision of Senegalese tactician Cheikh Sarr and his assistant Charles Mushumba.
Camp participants include:
Patrick Ngabonziza (Orion), 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- (USA).