Meet Our Team

Coach Yusef Aziz
President

About Yusef Aziz

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Over the course of 14 years as a professional athlete, I have had the opportunity to observe many different offensive and defensive coaching strategies. I’ve built my coaching philosophy by implementing methods that I feel are the most effective in maximizing the success of the team and individual athletes. I am a strong believer that athletes reach their optimal potential when they overcome all doubt and are confident in their abilities. My background in education has provided me with a strong understanding of how to motivate players and differentiate instructional strategies catered to individual learning strengths. This adaptability enables me to encourage athletes and hone their skills to reach their full athletic potential. Success can only be achieved when you are courageous enough to fail. This belief has provided me with the ability to confidently lead teams in high-pressure situations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 14 years of experience as a professional international basketball player.
  • Head Coach Texas A&M-Qatar Men’s Basketball / 3x HBKU League Champions 2015-2016, 2019.
  • Founded Back 2 Basics Kids Foundation, offering programs for at-risk children in Atlanta, GA to build character, increase self-esteem, and improve athletic skills.
  • Obtained a Master’s degree in Secondary Education and has 5 years of teaching experience within International Schools in Doha, Qatar.
  • FIBA S&C Performance Specialist, UK Level II Certified Coach, USA Basketball U-19 Certified.
  • Lead Consultant to Shoot for the Stars Club, FERWABA 1st division 2022
Gabriel Asu Tabetando
Director for Operations and Strategy

About Gabriel Tabetando

Gabriel Tabetando heads the legal and business affairs operations at AZOMCO global. He brings with him over two decades of legal and business affairs experience from the Intellectual Property law world having worked with an arm of SGHC, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, a London Stock Exchange company Bowleven , Obsidian Sports Management and closely with former SONY VP where he worked on a wide array of contracts with major media outlets (BBC, ITV, Music and media production companies and a few top athletes in the English premier league and former NBA players). He holds a law degree and Masters in Intellectual Property and Commercial Law, and diplomas in Sports and Entertainment Law, and a Certificate in Counselling.

As a certified PFSA sports analyst, Gabriel loves sports data analytics and statistics and is focused on the grassroots development of African team sports with a special focus on
basketball.

Daniel Todo
Men’s Head Coach

About Daniel Todo

Our Men’s Head Coach Daniel Todo is a former international professional player with 15+ years of experience on the court. Born in South Sudan, Coach Daniel Todo is a natural born leader. In the fall of 2022, Coach Daniel joined our organization, bringing his wealth of knowledge and passion for basketball. His journey with us began when he played a pivotal role in leading our #THINKGLOBAL basketball camps in Rwanda.

Fluent in both English and Arabic, Coach Daniel Todo possesses a unique ability to connect with athletes and fans from diverse backgrounds.

Emelyne Ikuzwe
Marketing Director

About Emelyne Ikuzwe

Emelyne is a passionate young leader with a proactive work ethic, she has a career reputation in marketing and public relations and as a certified digital marketing analyst with a degree in international business and trade. Her passion about marketing and public relations pushes her to encompass a desire to learn and grow in the marketing/PR space which is a dynamic, creative, and fast changing field that opens the opportunity of better engagement and stronger relationships leading to successful exposure, network, and productivity. Moreover, she is passionate about the basketball industry; her mission is to contribute in the marketing and branding of basketball while supporting athletes’ talents, helping the community to realize and exploit the basketball opportunity sources towards development.

Wade Abergut Reec Kon
Player Development Coach

About Wade Abergut

Hailing from the basketball-rich region of Juba, South Sudan, Coach Wade is a seasoned Player Development Coach with a deep-rooted passion for the game. He has gained a wealth of experience as a player, and has become a beacon of inspiration and guidance for Azomco athletes.

Wade possesses an innate ability to spot and nurture raw talent, making him an instrumental figure in identifying and developing the next generation of basketball stars. Wade's influence extends far beyond the game itself, his dedication to fostering personal growth and character development among our players sets a standard of excellence that inspires us all.

Sacré Rwigema
Technical Director

About Sacré Rwigema

Sacré Rwigema is passionate about using basketball for social change. Sacre has coached all levels (high school, university and professional), he has strong organizational skills which helps make him a strong leader. Coach Sacre is always seeking new opportunities to learn, in 2017 he completed his WABC Level 1 training and more recently attended 2022 BAL and 2022 Rico Hines coaching clinics. Coach Sacre a native of Nyamata, is fluent in Kinyarwanda (mother tongue), English, French and Swahili.

Alice Murakatete
Administrative Assistant

About Alice Murakatete

Born in Nyamata, Bugesera, 20-year old Alice Murakatete is a proud Rwandan. She’s excited to experience the recent growth of her country, especially the rapid development taking place in the Sports& Agriculture sectors. Alice joins Azomco Global as an administrative assistant.

2024 Azomco BBC

Player Name

Height

Position

Birthdate

Nationality

SHEMA DIDIER NSABIMANA

6'1

SG

23/03/2003

RWANDA

MUGISHA Nathan

6'5

PF

22/07/2005

RWANDA

MUHIRWA ROMAIN Bamidele

6'3

SF

03/09/2003

RWANDA

RUZIGANA Landry

6'5

SF

02/05/2000

RWANDA

MUGISHA BLAISE

6'1

PG

14/06/2004

RWANDA

IBIKOZE PATRICK

5'10

PG

20/11/2002

RWANDA

DUKUZUMUREMYI Toussaint

6'4

C

01/01/2003

RWANDA

PACIFIQUE ISHIMWE Ndayisenga

6'0

SG

24/01/2003

RWANDA

NIYOYAMBERE FLEXIBLE

6'2

G

15/06/2003

RWANDA 

MAKAMBO ELYSEE Darcy

5'10

PG

15/02/2006

GABON

KUMBAI JOESPH AYOL

6'11

C

14/07/2005

SOUTH SUDAN

MUTABAZI DAVID

6'2

SG

25/04/2002

RWANDA

NTAGWABIRA ANGE BELLAMY

6'4

PF

17/05/2003

RWANDA

JARODE Aworet

6'8

PF

03/02/2001

GABON

MURENGEZI GISANURA Davinci

6'8

C

13/08/2002

RWANDA






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