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Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:18 - Updated Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:58

Basketball: 1º de Agosto leave Monday for Egypt

Luanda: 1º de Agosto basketball team will travel next Monday to Cairo, Egypt, to play in the group stage of the 1st edition of Afroleague of the male senior basketball champions, whose first phase takes place as from 8 to 10 February, ANGOP learned Thursday.

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Paulo Macedo - Head coach of 1º de Agosto

Photo: Antonio Escrivao

According to basketball director Joaquim Gomes "Kikas", in an address to Angop, the team depart for the venue of the competition at 5:00 pm, with a stopover in Dubai.

The team is chaired by Coach Paulo Macedo, the military team, according to the former Angolan international player  will seek to win all the games of the group, in the sense of hurrying to the next phase in the first place.

In this first edition of the Afroleague 16 teams participate, divided into four groups of four each, of which eight are eliminated for the quarter-finals, stage denominated "Elite8".

Group C is comprised by 1º de Agosto, Egypt's Al Ahly, Beira Railroad (Moçambque) and REG of Rwanda.

Angola will also be represented by Petro de Luanda, part of group D, with COSPN of Madagascar, BC Mazembe of DR Congo and Smouha of Egypt.

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