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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:42 - Updated Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:42

Basketball: FIBA asks for clarification on Yanick video

Luanda - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has asked for explanations about the alleged video posted on social media by player Yanick Moreira, denouncing situations experienced by the national team during Basketball World Cup China 2019.

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The fact was confirmed Sunday by the president of the Angolan Basketball Federation (FAB), Hélder Martins da Cruz "Maneda", who described the move as an "undisciplined behaviour" by the Angolan forward.

In view of this attitude demonstrated in the FIBA ​​space, the athlete is required to clarify on the issue, Maneda said.

"It is a case that shames us all and we will meet briefly because it should not go unpunished," FAB president told the Public Television (TPA)' Sports programme "Domingo Desportivo".

The athlete, one of the most productive in the world (60 points), only surpassed by Carlos Morais (63), highlights in his publication the alleged expulsion of the Angolan entourage from the hotel, as well as the moments of hunger to which the African champions were subjected to.

Although Yanick has shown his face, denouncing any unpleasantness in China, it is believed that the other athletes have shared the view of the international, who last season evolved in Italian basketball.

In their eighth presence at a World Cup finals, Angola did not go beyond 27th position in a universe of 32 competitors, being the worst classification of all time in the participation history.

After defeats with Serbia (59-105) and Italy (61-92), Angola beat the Philippines by 84-81, but again conceded defeat against Tunisia 84-86.

Angola failed to qualify directly for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan).


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