Toronto Raptor’s president lauds Kagame for fast tracking construction of Kigali Arena

By IGIHE
On 29 July 2019 at 08:18

The president of Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri has commended efforts of President Paul Kagame in fast-tracking the construction of Kigali Arena, the 10,000-seater facility for indoor games.

Construction activities at the Kigali Arena have been completed and the multi-billion facility is awaiting official inauguration.

Located next to Amahoro National Stadium in Remera, the state-of-the-art arena is a multi-purpose building for indoor games and designed to host meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and concerts.

It will be home to major basketball and volleyball events in the country. The facility is the largest indoor stadium in East Africa and the 10th in Africa. The construction of the arena which started in January 2019 is part of what the Government is doing to uplift sports in the country.

Considering efforts put in to move fast the completion of the project, Masai Ujiri has via Giants of Africa Instagram account commended Kagame for walking the talk.

"Put your money where your mouth is. So proud of President Kagame building the Kigali Arena. Told us a year ago that he was going to do it. DONE. A shining example that - Africa is NOW!!” reads his post on Instagram.

Masai Ujiri,49, is an English born Nigerian professional basketball executive and former player who is the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Masai Ujiri commended Kagame for walking the talk.
The multibillion facility is awaiting official inauguration.
Construction activities at the Kigali Arena have been completed
The facility is the largest indoor stadium in East Africa and the 10th in Africa.
Kigali Arena is set to host the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in 2021 and Africa Basketball Championships (Afrobasket).

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