Angola begins race to reclaim AfroBasket crown

Posted on Jun 16 2017 - 1:30pm by admin

by means of Joe Apu

AfroBasket 2015 silver medalists Angola have started their bid to reclaim the AfroBasket title they misplaced to Nigeria.

The country’s newly appointed head instruct Manuel Silva on Wednesday named 22 players for his or her FIBA AfroBasket 2017 preparations.

Silva kept all however one participant who featured at FIBA AfroBasket 2015 in Tunisia the place they lost to Nigeria within the last. Braulio Morais suffered a motorbike accident early this year and remains to be convalescing.

meanwhile, Olimpio Cipriano, who was named most valuable player of 2017 Angola BIC Basket League, and sat out the latest model of the African championship because of an damage, is set to make his return.

among the many learners, Leandro Da Conceicao, son of Angola great Jean Jacques Da Conceicao, is joined by means of 19-year-previous Alexandre Jungo, Teotonio Do and Pedro Bastos.

Angola rising famous person Bruno Fernandes, who will omit the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup as a result of educational causes, has also been called up for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 preparations.

consistent with a remark from the Angolan Basketball Federation, the former African champions will open their coaching on June 19 of their capital metropolis of Luanda.

This yr’s FIBA AfroBasket is predicted to take place in Angola in September.

checklist of groups certified for the FIBA Africa’s most essential competition comprises reigning champions Nigeria, Angola, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Cameroon, vital African Republic, Egypt, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa.

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