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Egypt, Mali, and Angola Look to Dominate the Ongoing 2016 FIBA Africa U-18 Women’s Championship


The FIBA Africa U-18 Women’s Championship 2016 is underway in Cairo, Egypt. The highest ranked youth women’s tournament began on 26. Aug and will conclude on 04. Sept.

Egypt opened the games with a strong win over Algeria. The hosts are intent on making an impact at the games in a bid to win a second title. Egypt is looking to take full advantage of their home court advantage.

For Mali, it is business as usual. The defending championships have made their mark by beating Mozambique 65-42. The tournament’s favorites rallied from a halftime deficit to win dominantly.

Meanwhile, Angola overcame a defiant Madagascar in the first quarter with an eventual 53-32 win and  Tunisia dominated Uganda in the opening stages of the tournament. The Tunisians finished the game with a convincing 65-26 win over Uganda, who are making their first-time appearance at the tournament.

In related news, Cote d’Ivoire declared their inability to attend the continental games due to internal difficulties. The absence by FIBA Africa rules means the team will be credited with forfeits resulting to the nullification of all their games.

For live game coverage and daily postings, follow all of the games live on the FIBA YouTube channel and FIBA Facebook page.




Featured Photo: Egypt in a game against Algeria, FIBA Africa U-18 Women’s Championship 2016. (FIBA/Facebook)

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