Cole can confirm American Rapper turned Professional Basketball player Jermaine Cole (J Cole) has heaped massive praise on Rwanda for the country’s hospitality.

Rwanda hosted the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) that was won by Egypt’s Zamalek at the expense of Tunisia’s US Monastir in the final game.

Cole looks on after attempted shot Photo Courtesy: BAL

Cole competed for Rwanda side Patriots Basketball Club at the preliminary stage before exiting the competition due to a “family obligation”. He didn’t compete in the playoffs/knockout phase of the tournament.

In the aftermath of his exit, the multi award winning Rapper was effusive about the East African country’s hospitality stating on his Instagram page:

Cole (right)

“Thank you to everybody that had kind words for me despite my inexperience. I plan to get better…Thank you to the entire country of Rwanda and to the city of Kigali for hosting us. Beautiful land with beautiful people. To anyone considering visiting or moving to the continent, from everything I saw and heard, I would recommend you consider Kigali and Rwanda in general.”

Zamalek Photo Courtesy: BAL

Cole registered a total of five points, five rebounds, three assists and a block across three games. Patriots ended the tournament in fourth place with Angola’s Petro de Luanda placing third.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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