By Spy Uganda
Rwanda’s national basketball team will face Uganda in a friendly game this evening in Alexandria, Egypt, as part of intensive preparations for the upcoming qualifiers of the 2023 FIBA World cup which get underway from July 1-3 in Kigali.
The game kicks off 6pm Kampala time, at the Burj Al Arab Hall in Alexandria.
The national basketball team departed for Cairo on Sunday to play friendly matches ahead against Uganda, Egypt and Jordan from June 22-24 at the Burj Al Arab Hall in Alexandria.
After playing against Uganda in the build-up games, Rwanda will take on Egypt at the same venue on June 23, and then play against Jordan on June 24 before returning to Kigali on June 26 for final preparations.
Playing home has its advantages, but Rwanda haven’t been able to capitalise from their home court as of late. A quick look at the 2021 Afrobasket tells the story of their struggles to remain consistent.
Three cites, Alexandria (Egypt), Cote d’Ivoire (Cote d’Ivoire) and Kigali (Rwanda) will be the centre stage of Window 3 of the African Qualifiers with teams selecting some of their brightest talents in their attempts to stay in contention for a place at next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup to be staged in Indonesia, Japan and Philippines.
A quick look back in time, and it shows how the 16 teams offered some spectacular games in Windows 1 and 2 played in Benguela, Angola and Dakar in Senegal.