The local basketball federation (Ferwaba) is calling upon stake holders to exercise patience so as to help them build strong structures that will enable the development of basketball sport in Rwanda.

As the federation bids to qualify their junior teams in a two-day Zone 5 U-18 qualifiers this weekend at Amahoro indoor stadium, the newly elected committee believes that success cant be build in one day thus calling for hard work enmeshed with patience.

The local basketball federation boss Desiré Mugwiza said in a news conference last week, “I don’t think relying on foreign players for immediate results for continental glory is a better solution,”

“We are going to rely and put more investment on our own nurtured players so as to have strong youth levels that will competitively win regional and international competition for a much longer period,” added Mugwiza.

In the past, Rwanda has relied on foreign basketball players to represent the country in both zonal and FIBA competitions, a feat which helped the country finish ninth in the last edition of the FIBA Senior Afrobasket championships.





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