Angola beat Mozambique, qualify for Afrobasket2021

  • Angolan senior males national basketball team
Luanda – Angola national senior men's basketball team secured their presence in the Afrobasket2021, after beating  Mozambique, by 91-68 on Friday  in the first match of the  (group B) of the last qualifying round, played at Sports Palace of Yaoundé (Cameroon).

Angola reached seven points (2nd position) and even if the team lose the remaining two games, the points are no longer achievable by the Mozambicans, who occupy the fourth position (4 points) in the competition that selects the top three in each group.

Carlos Morais was the top scorer of the match with 21 points, ahead of Childe Dundão (20), while Ermelindo Novela stood out for the Mozambicans with 17 points.

In the same group, Senegal, already qualified, defeated Kenya, by 69-51, and strengthened their leading, now with eight points, while the Kenyans are third with five points.

Angola face Kenya on Saturday and play the last match against Senegal on Sunday.

Nigeria qualified with 12 points in group D, after winning the three games over South Sudan (75-70), Rwanda (64-51) and Mali (76-56).

South Sudan (9 points) and Mali (8) have also qualified, while Rwanda, fourth and last in the group with seven points, is guaranteed participation in the African Basketball Nations Championship ``Afrobasket2021" as host.

Afrobasket2021 will be held from August 24 to September 5, in Kigali, Rwanda.

 

 

Angola reached seven points (2nd position) and even if the team lose the remaining two games, the points are no longer achievable by the Mozambicans, who occupy the fourth position (4 points) in the competition that selects the top three in each group.

Carlos Morais was the top scorer of the match with 21 points, ahead of Childe Dundão (20), while Ermelindo Novela stood out for the Mozambicans with 17 points.

In the same group, Senegal, already qualified, defeated Kenya, by 69-51, and strengthened their leading, now with eight points, while the Kenyans are third with five points.

Angola face Kenya on Saturday and play the last match against Senegal on Sunday.

Nigeria qualified with 12 points in group D, after winning the three games over South Sudan (75-70), Rwanda (64-51) and Mali (76-56).

South Sudan (9 points) and Mali (8) have also qualified, while Rwanda, fourth and last in the group with seven points, is guaranteed participation in the African Basketball Nations Championship ``Afrobasket2021" as host.

Afrobasket2021 will be held from August 24 to September 5, in Kigali, Rwanda.