APR (Rwa) 64-51 Gha (Eth)
Bercostars (Bur) 68-49 UCU (Uga)
KPA (Ken) 53-49 KCCA (Uga)
Don Bosco (Tz) 49-73 USIU (Ken)
Coop Bank (Ken) 54-62 Urunani (Bur)
KPA (Ken) 69-43 Espoir (Rwa)
City Oilers (Uga) 59-43 Etho Water Sport (Eth)
Tiger head Power (Uga) 92-42 I.L.S (Som) 42
RWANDAN CHAMPIONSEspoir basketball club suffered a major blow in their bid to win the Fiba Zone V championship as they lost their second game of the tournament on Wednesday at Makande Gymnasium, Mombasa in Kenya.
After losing the first game to Uganda’s City Oilers 58-64, Espoir hoped to recover by defeating KPA of Kenya in the second game on Wednesday. However, their wish was dimmed away by the Kenyan side who subjected them to a 43-69 (15-16, 14-19, 04-15, 06-19) loss with Buzangu’s brothers Mike and Bienvenu scoring 11 points each.
With the second loss for the Nyamirambo-based club, Espoir are behind KPA and City Oilers who have a clean sheet and are likely to emerge as the two best group winners that will proceed to the next round.
In the other Group A match, City Oilers defeated Etho Water Sport of Ethiopia 59-43.
In group B, defending champions Urunani from Burundi is determined on retaining the title as they winning two matches of their opening matches against Kenya’s Coop Bank and ILS of Somalia.
Urunani beat Co-op Bank 62-54 and ILS 93-33 respectively.
On Thursday,decisive games in all groups (A&B) were set to be played as KPA would battle against the Ugandan club City Oilers as they bid for table leaders while Espoir was expected to face Etho Water Sport of Ethiopia.
In group B later, Urunani was expected to face Tiger Head Power from Uganda which has not lost any game in the two matches played so far.