Rwanda national basketball team

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Rwanda Rwanda
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FIBA ranking T-61 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1977
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Fédération Rwandaise de Basketball Amateur
Coach Moise Mutokambali[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
FIBA Africa Championship
Appearances 4
Medals None
Uniforms
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Rwanda national basketball team is a basketball team that represents Rwanda in international competitions. It is administered by the Fédération Rwandaise de Basketball Amateur "FERWABA."[2]

Before 2000, Team Rwanda was virtually unknown to most basketball fans worldwide. Since the mid-2000s however, the team slowly but surely has made a name for itself. Team Rwanda has emerged as a major force in East Africa and has qualified for Africa's prime basketball event four times in a row.

Competitive record[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1978 FIBA Africa Championship 1978 Dakar, Senegal
1980 FIBA Africa Championship 1980 Rabat, Morocco
1981 FIBA Africa Championship 1981 Mogadishu, Somalia
1983 FIBA Africa Championship 1983 Alexandria, Egypt
1985 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1987 FIBA Africa Championship 1987 Tunis, Tunisia
1989 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1992 FIBA Africa Championship 1992 Cairo, Egypt
1993 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
1995 FIBA Africa Championship 1995 Algiers, Algeria
1997 FIBA Africa Championship 1997 Dakar, Senegal
1999 FIBA Africa Championship 1999 Angola
2001 FIBA Africa Championship 2001 Morocco
2003 FIBA Africa Championship 2003 Alexandria, Egypt
2005 FIBA Africa Championship 2005 Algiers, Algeria
2007 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2007 Angola
2009 9 FIBA Africa Championship 2009 Libya
2011 12 FIBA Africa Championship 2011 Antananarivo, Madagascar
2013 10 FIBA Africa Championship 2013 Côte d'Ivoire
2015 FIBA Africa Championship 2015 Tunisia
2017 To be determined FIBA Africa Championship 2017 Republic of the Congo

Current roster[edit]

At AfroBasket 2015 qualification: [3]

Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
Aboubakar Ally Barame 31 – (1984-04-26)26 April 1984 Espoir BC Rwanda
Cameroun Curtis Bradley 24 – (1991-02-27)27 February 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Michiana Monarch United States
Kenneth Gasana 30 – (1984-11-09)9 November 1984 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Morocco
Nicolas Frédéric Robert Gihana 30 – (1985-03-24)24 March 1985
Pacifique Habyarimana 19 – (1996-08-16)16 August 1996 Rwanda
Steven Hagumintwari 21 – (1993-10-01)1 October 1993 Rwanda
Lionel Hakizimana 22 – (1992-12-13)13 December 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Espoir BC Rwanda
Parfait Ishimwe 20 – (1995-05-28)28 May 1995 Rwanda
Kami Kabangu 31 – (1984-07-02)2 July 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Espoir BC Rwanda
Elie Kaje 20 – (1995-03-17)17 March 1995 Rwanda
Pascal Karekezi Rurangirwa 20 – (1994-12-01)1 December 1994 Rwanda
Ali Kubwimana Kazingufu 19 – (1995-12-29)29 December 1995 Rwanda
Dan Manzi 19 – (1995-10-02)2 October 1995 Rwanda
Nestor Ernest Manzi 20 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 Rwanda
Aristide Mugabe (C) 27 – (1988-02-11)11 February 1988 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Espoir BC Rwanda
Olivier Muhizi 27 – (1988-03-20)20 March 1988 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Rwanda
Niyomugabo Sunny Munyandamutsa 20 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
Jean Paul Ndoli 20 – (1995-04-30)30 April 1995 Rwanda
Hamza Ruhezamihigo 30 – (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Rivière des Prairies Jaguars Canada
Jean-Paul Adonis Rwabigwi 20 – (1995-06-09)9 June 1995
Olivier Shyaka 20 – (1995-08-14)14 August 1995 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Kigali BC Rwanda
Thierry Suku Suku 26 – (1989-07-12)12 July 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) ASS Lagnieu France
Patrice Twagirayezu 21 – (1994-07-05)5 July 1994 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Asheville Christian Academy United States
Head coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Rwanda:

Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
F Dan Kimasa 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Texas–Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros men's basketball United States

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 12 April 2017

Head coach position[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

Scroll down to see more.

Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.


Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age Ht. Club
4 Shyaka, Olivier 18 – (1995-08-14)14 August 1995 Espoir BC
5 Twagirayezu, Patrice 19 – (1994-07-05)5 July 1994 Espoir BC
F/C 6 Suku Suku, Thierry 24 – (1989-07-12)12 July 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 7 Hakizimana, Lionel 20 – (1992-12-13)13 December 1992 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Espoir BC
G 8 Mugabe, Aristide 25 – (1988-02-11)11 February 1988 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Espoir BC
G 9 Barame, Aboubakar 29 – (1984-04-26)26 April 1984 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Espoir BC
F 10 Ruhezamihigo, Hamza 28 – (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Riviere des Prairies Jaguars
F 11 Bradley, Cameroun 22 – (1991-02-27)27 February 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Espoir BC
F 12 Gasana, Kenneth 28 – (1984-11-09)9 November 1984 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
F 13 Rugamba, Daniel 26 – (1987-03-16)16 March 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CSK Basket-Ball Club
C 14 Kabangu, Kami 29 – (1984-07-02)2 July 1984 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Espoir BC
Head coach

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 20 August 2013

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2013: Nike [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], fiba.com, accessed 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ FIBA National Federations – Rwanda, fiba.com, accessed 9 July 2013.
  3. ^ Rwanda|2015 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ Head coaches, fiba.com, accessed 8 May 2013.
  5. ^ Byarangije kwemezwa ko umukinnyi Kami Kabangu Milambwe w’amavubi agiye gukina muri Maroc !, FERWABA, 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2016. (Kinyarwanda)

External links[edit]

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