National Basketball League (Rwanda)

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National Basketball League
National Basketball League (Rwanda) logo.png
Organising bodyFERWABA
CountryRwanda
Number of teams9
Level on pyramid1
Current championsPatriots (4th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsPatriots
Espoir
(4 titles each)

The National Basketball League is the top professional basketball league in Rwanda.[1] Its season usually runs from November to September.

Current teams[edit]

Team City
Patriots Kigali
Espoir Kigali (Nyamirambo)
IPRC-Kigali Kigali
IPRC-South
Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) Kigali
REG Kigali
United Generation Basketball Club (UGB)
APR

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Finals score
2012–13 Espoir APR
3–0
2013–14 Espoir APR N/A
2014–15
2015–16 Patriots Espoir N/A
2016–17 Patriots REG
3–1
2017–18 Patriots REG
3–2
2018–19 Patriots REG
4–3

Performance by club[edit]

Club Wins Seasons won
Espoir
4
2004, 2012, 2013, 2014
Patriots
4
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Individual awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

  • 2017–18 Rwanda Sedar Sagamba, Patriots
  • 2018–19 Rwanda Dieudonné Ndizeye, Patriots[2]

In African competitions[edit]

Each year, the champions of the NBL were placed for the qualifiers of the FIBA Africa Basketball League, the premiere pan-African competition. Since 2020, this league is replaced by the Basketball Africa League (BAL). The following list shows Rwandan teams which played in a main tournament:

Rwandan participants in the FIBA Africa Basketball League
Club Participations Last participation Best result
APR
3
2009 Bronze 3rd place
Condor
1
2012 12th place

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rwanda: Basketball League - Espoir Wary of IPRC-Kigali Bishumba, Richard, All Africa. 25 March 2016, retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]