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Kagame attends FIBA Women’s AfroBasket qualifiers game opposing Rwanda, Egypt

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On 14 July 2021 at 07:51

President Paul Kagame yesterday attended the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket Qualifiers 2021 Zone 5 game between Rwanda and Egypt at Kigali Arena.

The Women’s AfroBasket Zone 5 qualifiers tournament kicked off on 12th July 2021 at the Kigali Arena and runs through July 17.

Regional qualifying tournaments across the continent are taking place this month where the winner from each zone will participate in finals to be held in Cameroon from 17th through 26th September 2021.

In Zone 5, Rwanda is facing off Kenya, South Sudan and Egypt.

The game held last evening and attended by Kagame accompanied by the Minister of Sports, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju saw Rwanda losing to Egypt 59-71 after winning its first game against South Sudan.

Another game on the same day ended with the victory of Kenya beating South Sudan with 66 over 48.

Previously, Rwanda beat Kenya with 77 points over 45.

On Wednesday 14th July, Rwanda will face off South Sudan from 6p.m while Egypt will play against Kenya around 3p.m.

Following one day break preceding semi-finals, games will resume on Thursday.

The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2021 will be the 27th edition of event.

The inaugural FIBA Women’s AfroBasket was held in Guinea in 1966 and Egypt finished top of the podium after beating the host nation in the Final while Senegal have captured the crowns in 12 of the 26 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.

They are followed by Nigeria with four titles as they clinched the last one during the 26th edition of 2019. DRC has three titles in their cabinet while Angola and Egypt are two-time champions.

President Kagame (in the middle) with the Minister of Sports Munyagaju and the president of FERWABA Désiré Mugwiza watched the match opposing Rwanda and Egypt.
The game held last eveningsaw Rwanda losing to Egypt 59-71.

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