Boneza Ball is a team sport in which two teams of six players compete on court (28m x 14m) under organized rules. Boneza Ball knows no discrimination to people who wish to make teams and play it.
Goal: Each team tries to get the ball into the only one shared Imbonezo “a hoop of 50cm diameters” which is mounted in the center division of the court and the ropes, into which a ball is targeted to score goals
Ihaniro: A spot which is in 9m distance against the Imbonezo where players stand to take ikosora.
Ikaraba: Touching the ball with hands as a fault.
Ikosora: The sanction to a fault considered as heavy; it is confirmed by referee.
Imbonezo: is made of an open circle space “Imbono” where to target a ball for scoring a goal and a fabricated net combined to form the Boneza Ball goal.
Imbono: The space through which the ball must pass to score goals. It is an open circle 50cm in diameter, strung together with a loose net (See injishi).
Imfashi: Two vertical posts of 2 to 3m in height, connected by two horizontal and parallel ropes to hold Imbonezo.
Impera: The line which marks the perimeter of the Boneza Ball court.
Injishi: Something like a net in the goal hoop that players kick the ball into to score a goal. It does not allow the ball to pass through to go to another side of the court. In that case, it confirms a goal.
Ishorezo: It is small space reserved to start the game and resume after a simple disciplinary fault.
Kuboneza: Targeting the ball into Imbonezo to make a goal.
Kuvogera: Entering the Urutavogerwa without consent, while a player is not on position No 2.
Kwinjirira: Entering the Urugwanyuma or Urugwambere without consent.
Umubushabushi: The player in charge of disturbing the opposing team. He/she stands on the opposite side of the court to their own team, amongst the opposition, in position No 1.
Umugwagati: A line that divides each half of the court into two equal zones, parallel with the halfway line (See diagram of court).
Umwatagati: A line which divides the whole court into two equal sides.
Urugwambere: The zone of each half of the court, closest to the imbonezo.
Urugwanyuma: The zone of each half of the court, furthest from the Urutavogerwa.
Urutavogerwa: An area of the court where the player in position No 2 plays, and no one else to meet him or her in this space (See diagram of court, above).