The national basketball league’s second round that was initially supposed to start on August 10 but later postponed due to the Fiba Afrobasket championship, is scheduled to resume on September 14.
The national senior men’s team that competed in the continental tournament was made up of players from the reigning league champions Espoir BBC and the two former winners, Kigali basketball club (KBC) and Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK).
“The local basketball championship will resume on September 14, two weeks after the African championship held in Ivory Coast,” Rwanda Basketball Federation secretary general Mutabazi said on Monday.
He noted that there is no major reason to rush the second round resumption, “We postponed the start of the league’s second round from August 10 to September 14 because the players, who have been with the national team and the coaches need some to rest.”
He also hailed Rwanda’s performance at the 27th edition of the Fiba Afrobasket championship after finishing 10th.
“They really did well considering that they did not have sufficient preparations, they performed beyond expectations,” Mutabazi said. Rwanda was drawn in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Morocco and Tunisia.
The champions Espoir lead the league after the first round matches with 12 points, one point ahead of second-placed Rusizi BBC, while 30-Plus occupy last position in the seven-team league table standing with 6 points.
First round table
Espoir BBC: 12pts
Rusizi BBC: 11pts
Kigali BBC: 10pts
APR BBC: 8pts
CSK BBC: 8pts