Rwanda began the race to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China with a win in their first game on Friday.
Rwanda recorded a 82 – 72 points victory over Mali in the FIBA Africa qualifiers at the Indoor sports hall of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
Rwanda led scoring from the Q1 with scores Rwanda 25 – Mali 14,
Q2 Rwanda 44 – Mali 33, Q3 Rwanda 58- Mali 45 and Q4 Rwanda 82 – Mali 72.
Rwanda will play Nigeria in the second game on Saturday.