Rwanda men's national basketball team

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Rwanda Flag of Rwanda.svg
FIBA ranking 95 Decrease2.svg 4 (9 August 2021) [1]
Joined FIBA 1977
FIBA zone FIBA Africa
National federation Rwandan Basketball Federation (FERWABA)
Coach Cheikh Sarr
AfroBasket
Appearances6

Rwanda national basketball team is a basketball team that represents Rwanda in international competitions. It is administered by the Rwandan Basketball Federation (FERWABA) [2]

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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 the AfroBasket, Africa's prime basketball event, four times in a row. [3]

Competitive record

AfroBasket

YearRoundPositionGPWL
Flag of Senegal.svg 1978 Did not qualify
Flag of Morocco.svg 1980
Flag of Somalia.svg 1981
Flag of Egypt.svg 1983
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 1985
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1987
Flag of Angola.svg 1989
Flag of Egypt.svg 1992
Flag of Kenya.svg 1993
Flag of Algeria.svg 1995
Flag of Senegal.svg 1997
Flag of Angola.svg 1999
Flag of Morocco.svg 2001
Flag of Egypt.svg 2003
Flag of Algeria.svg 2005
Flag of Angola.svg 2007 Classification rounds12th716
Flag of Libya.svg 2009 Classification rounds9th853
Flag of Madagascar.svg 2011 Round of 1612th514
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 2013 Round of 1610th514
Flag of Tunisia.svg 2015 Did not qualify
Flag of Tunisia.svg Flag of Senegal.svg 2017 Preliminary round10th312
Flag of Rwanda.svg 2021 Round of 1610th422
Total321121

Note: Red border denotes that the tournament was held on home soil.

African Games

YearRoundPositionGPWL
Flag of Mozambique.svg 2011 Quarter-finals7th725
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg 2015 Did not qualify
Total725

Team

Current roster

Roster for the AfroBasket 2021. [4]

Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClubCtr.
PG 4 Jean Nshobozwabyose 23 – (1998-06-26)26 June 19981.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
G 5 Ntore Habimana 24 – (1997-08-15)15 August 19971.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
SG 6 Steven Hagumintwari 27 – (1993-10-01)1 October 19931.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
SG 7 Armel Sangwe 24 – (1997-04-15)15 April 19971.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Espoir Flag of Rwanda.svg
SG 8 Emile Kazeneza 20 – (2000-08-30)30 August 20002.01 m (6 ft 7 in) William Carey University Flag of the United States.svg
SG 9 Dieudonné Ndizeye 24 – (1996-10-14)14 October 19961.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
PF 10 Olivier Shyaka 26 – (1995-08-14)14 August 19952.00 m (6 ft 7 in) REG Flag of Rwanda.svg
F 11 Alex Mpoyo 24 – (1997-01-05)5 January 19972.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Trepça Flag of Kosovo.svg
SG 12 Kenny Gasana 36 – (1984-11-09)9 November 19841.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
C 13 Elie Kaje 26 – (1995-03-17)17 March 19951.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
C 16 Prince Ibeh 27 – (1994-06-03)3 June 19942.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Patriots Flag of Rwanda.svg
SF 17 William Robeyns 25 – (1996-02-23)23 February 19961.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Phoenix Brussels Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Flag of Rwanda.svg Yves Murenzi
  • Flag of Rwanda.svg Henry Mwinuka
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the competition
  • Age – describes age
    on 24 August 2021

Depth chart

Pos.Starting 5Bench 1Bench 2
C Adonis Rwabigwi
PF Patjo Twagirayezu
SF Steven Hagumintwari
SG Elie KajeWalter Nkurunziza
PG Aristide Mugabe Sedard Sagamba

Head coach position

Past rosters

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At AfroBasket 2015 qualification: [6]

Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
Aboubakar Ally Barame 31 – (1984-04-26)26 April 1984 Espoir BC Flag of Rwanda.svg
Cameroun Curtis Bradley 24 – (1991-02-27)27 February 19911.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Michiana Monarch Flag of the United States.svg
G Kenneth Gasana 30 – (1984-11-09)9 November 19841.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Al Gezira Cairo Flag of Egypt.svg
Nicolas Frédéric Robert Gihana 30 – (1985-03-24)24 March 1985
Pacifique Habyarimana 19 – (1996-08-16)16 August 1996 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Steven Hagumintwari 21 – (1993-10-01)1 October 1993 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Lionel Hakizimana 22 – (1992-12-13)13 December 19921.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Espoir BC Flag of Rwanda.svg
Parfait Ishimwe 20 – (1995-05-28)28 May 1995 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Kami Kabangu 31 – (1984-07-02)2 July 19842.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Espoir BC Flag of Rwanda.svg
Elie Kaje 20 – (1995-03-17)17 March 1995 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Pascal Karekezi Rurangirwa 20 – (1994-12-01)1 December 1994 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Ali Kubwimana Kazingufu 19 – (1995-12-29)29 December 1995 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Dan Manzi 19 – (1995-10-02)2 October 1995 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Nestor Ernest Manzi 20 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Aristide Mugabe  (C)27 – (1988-02-11)11 February 19881.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Espoir BC Flag of Rwanda.svg
Olivier Muhizi 27 – (1988-03-20)20 March 19881.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Flag of Rwanda.svg
Niyomugabo Sunny Munyandamutsa 20 – (1994-10-01)1 October 1994
Jean Paul Ndoli 20 – (1995-04-30)30 April 1995 Flag of Rwanda.svg
Hamza Ruhezamihigo 30 – (1985-03-27)27 March 19851.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Rivière des Prairies Jaguars Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Jean-Paul Adonis Rwabigwi 20 – (1995-06-09)9 June 1995
Olivier Shyaka 20 – (1995-08-14)14 August 19951.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Kigali BC Flag of Rwanda.svg
Thierry Suku Suku 26 – (1989-07-12)12 July 19891.94 m (6 ft 4 in) ASS Lagnieu Flag of France.svg
SF 5 Patrice Twagirayezu 21 – (1994-07-05)5 July 19942.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Asheville Christian Academy Flag of the United States.svg
Head coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Team for the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.

Rwanda men's national basketball team roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameAge – Date of birthHeightClub
4 Olivier Shyaka 18 – (1995-08-14)14 August 1995 Espoir BC
SF 5 Patrice Twagirayezu 19 – (1994-07-05)5 July 19942.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Asheville Christian Academy
F/C 6 Thierry Suku Suku 24 – (1989-07-12)12 July 19891.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 7 Lionel Hakizimana 20 – (1992-12-13)13 December 19921.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Espoir BC
G 8 Aristide Mugabe 25 – (1988-02-11)11 February 19881.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Espoir BC
G 9 Aboubakar Barame 29 – (1984-04-26)26 April 19841.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Espoir BC
F 10 Hamza Ruhezamihigo 28 – (1985-03-27)27 March 19851.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Riviere des Prairies Jaguars
F 11 Cameroun Bradley 22 – (1991-02-27)27 February 19911.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Espoir BC
F 12 Kenneth Gasana 28 – (1984-11-09)9 November 19841.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Chabab Rif Al Hoceima
F 13 Daniel Rugamba 26 – (1987-03-16)16 March 19871.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CSK Basket-Ball Club
C 14 Kami Kabangu 29 – (1984-07-02)2 July 19842.03 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

Manufacturer

2013 – Nike [7]

2017 – Erreà

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References

  1. "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. FIBA National Federations – Rwanda, fiba.com. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  3. , fiba.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. "Team Roster Rwanda". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  5. Head coaches, fiba.com. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  6. Rwanda|2015 Afrobasket, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  7. Byarangije kwemezwa ko umukinnyi Kami Kabangu Milambwe w’amavubi agiye gukina muri Maroc !, FERWABA, 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2016. (in Kinyarwanda)

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