betPawa unveiled as title sponsor for Playoffs

Aug 17, 2023

KIGALI, 17th August 2023… betPawa, a leading sports betting brand and FERWABA, the representative body for Rwandan basketball, have unveiled the ‘betPawa Playoffs’, marking a new era in the sport. 

This follows the signing of a comprehensive sponsorship deal in June that included support for the league playoffs, D1 men's and women's basketball leagues, all-star event and the Car Free Day 3 by 3 game. 

With a remarkable investment of RWF423.9 Million ($360,000), betPawa's commitment to Rwanda’s basketball aims to empower local players, elevate the fan experience and foster community development. 

"This partnership represents a shared vision for progress and a commitment to shaping a brighter future for Rwandan basketball," said Ntoudi Mouyelo, Managing Director of Mchezo - the company that owns the betPawa brand

"The betPawa Playoffs signify a new era in Rwandan basketball, where players as well as teams will have unprecedented opportunities to shine," added Richard Nyirishema, 2nd Vice President from FERWABA. 

The event was attended by key stakeholders, including executives from both betPawa and FERWABA, basketball teams and players, government officials, and sports enthusiasts. 

"With betPawa's investment and support, we envision a future where Rwandan basketball flourishes, fostering a sense of pride and unity within our community and among the players as they stand to gain both, indirectly and directly, through initiatives such as the locker room bonus," said Charlotte Mugwaneza, APR Women Captain. 

The partnership between betPawa and FERWABA embodies a shared commitment to community development, empowering players and fans, and elevating Rwandan basketball to new heights. Together, they embark on a transformative journey that promises to create a lasting legacy in the hearts of basketball enthusiasts across the country. 

About betPawa

betPawa is a leading sports betting brand owned by Kigali-based Mchezo Limited; with a passion for sports and a commitment to community development. Through innovative partnerships, betPawa aims to elevate sports standards and contribute to the growth of local communities. 

It operates in 11 countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, DRC, Benin & Malawi.


FERWABA is the representative body for Rwandan basketball, dedicated to nurturing talent and promoting the sport at both the grassroots and professional levels. With a focus on community engagement, FERWABA aims to inspire the next generation of basketball players.