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Zone 5 Weekly Review: 10/04/2024

Your weekly dose of FIBA Africa Zone 5 News

Published on

April 16, 2024

Last Updated on

April 10, 2024

Kendi Mwiti

Kendi Mwiti

Staff Writer

Zone 5



TBF Organises U16/U18 Tryouts

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Unmatchedbaske1, a foundation created by a Tanzanian named Pheneas to increase the impact of both genders in basketball across the country, has partnered with Tanzania Basketball Federation to organise U16 and U18 National Team tryouts for boys.

According to the X handle that published the information, tagging the foundation's account in the process, the plan is to run two tryouts ahead of upcoming age-group competitions.

Efforts to confirm the information from the federation were unsuccessful.


Murekatete Wins Women’s College All-Star Game

US-based Rwandan international Bella Murekatete starred in the 2024 Women's College All-Star Game played on April 6.

Bella Murekatete in her 2024 All Star photoshoot

The star centre, who plies her trade at Washington State Cougars women's basketball, helped Team Liberman to a 95-88 win over Team Miller with her team-high 7 rebounds along with 2 points and 2 steals.

It was Murekatete's first time playing in the All-Star game.

BK Arena Set to Open for League's Second Round

Rwanda Basketball Federation (FERWABA) has announced that the BK Arena will be open for the second round of the Rwanda Basketball League (RBL).

During the first round, which took place from February to April 6, prior bookings of the venue, according to the federation, denied players a chance to enjoy the magnificent facility.


U18 National Team Rout Japan U18 for the 7th Place

Egypt U18 rout Japan U18 for the 7th place at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2024. They closed the campaign in Germany with a 74-62 win.

The Albert Schweitzer Tournament (abbreviated AST), full name Albert Schweitzer Under-18 World Tournament, is an international basketball competition that is played between national basketball teams of the Under-18 men age category.

It takes place every two years in Mannheim, Germany, and is contested between teams from 12 countries.


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