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African Championships U18 Final Standings
1. Egypt
2. Tunisia
3. Mozambique
3. Mali
5. Gabon
5. Ivory Coast
5. Nigeria
5. DR Congo
9. Algeria
9. Angola
11. Rwanda
African Championships U18 Group Stage Standings
Group A
1. DRCongo 5-0
2. Nigeria 4-1
3. Mali 3-2
4. Algeria 1-4
5. Mozambique 1-4
6. Rwanda 1-4
Group B
1. Egypt 4-0
2. Tunisia 3-1
3. Gabon 2-2
4. Ivory Coast 1-3
5. Angola 0-4


Egypt retain title (Photo: FIBA Africa)


Egypt retain his title ! - Oct 15, 2010

The long awaited final of the U18 Men 2010 Afrobasket pitted Egypt, defending champions and Tunisia, revelation of the tournament.

Only undefeated team, juniors Egyptians will keep this invincibility run in the final by beating Tunisia 67-54. Egypt retains his title of champion of Africa.

Aly Mohamed Ahmed flew over the final with 30 points and 21 rebounds and was named MVP.



Semi-finals : Group B in the spotlight - Oct 14, 2010

The two leaders of Group B, Tunisia and Egypt got their ticket for the final of the U-18 Afrobasket in Kigali.

As their female counterparts (U - 18 Cairo 2010), Mozambique and Mali players have failed at the gates of final. They have been respectively beaten by Egypt (82-40) and Tunisians (69-58).

Egypt will try to keep his title won at home in 2008.




Quarter-final: The four Aces revealed - Oct 13, 2010

The semi finalists of the Afrobasket U 18 are known. Between Egypt, Tunisia, Mozambique and only two nations will contest the final.

In the first game, the favorite Egyptian avoided the trap Algerian. Omar El Sayed and his teamates needed a score of 87 to 66 to get his ticket.

Mozambicans, survivors of the competition after the elimination of Congo and Nigeria have seized their opportunity. They beat the Gabonese in the second quarter-final 67-58.

Tunisia, outsider of the competition was brilliantly defeated young Rwandans front of their audience. Final score of the game: 86-47.

Mali is the last team to complete the Four Aces. The Eagles confirmed their good form by defeating Angolan 65 to 40 points.


Day 5 Report : End of the 1st Round - Oct 12, 2010

Five games scheduled on Wednesday. The Red devils, who retains their invincibility after two overtime. Rwanda, the host country comes out in the first round. Nigeria and Tunisia place themselves as true outsider, and Cote d'Ivoire, which ended with the worst record ofthe first round (4D, 0V).

If Congo, Egypt, Nigeria,Mali and Tunisia have already secured their qualification, other selections were still hope.

Mission accomplished for Gabon, which defeat Cote dIvoire (80-46). The same for Algeria, which obtain the last ticket in Group A after of Rwanda against Mozambique (69-70)

Day 5 Results

Cote dIvoire 46 : 80 Gabon
Angola 47 : 73 Tunisia
Congo 90 : 85 Algeria (O.T.)
Mozambique 70 : 69 Rwanda
Mali : 48 : 53 Nigeria

The program of second round will be released tomorrow after meeting Technical Committee following disciplinary investigation openings on some teams.



Day 4 Report : The favourites won - Oct 11, 2010

After the break yesterday (11 October), the competition resumed his duties in Kigali. Five games were schedule, including three in Pool A and two in Pool B.

Pool A
Mali, one of the surprise of the competition, recorded his 3rd consecutive win against Mozambique (76-58).

In the second game of the group, Rwanda, the host country was opposed to the leader of Group B Congo. Galvanized by their audience, the junior Hoops was beaten to the wire by 74 to71points in favour of the Congo.

Against Algeria, Nigeria has returned to its success. Emmanuel Odahs foals beat the young Algerian 83 to70 points.

Pool B
In the first meeting of this pool, we saw the demonstration of power of Egyptian players against the Ivorians. The undefeated leaders scored more 100 points to win easily on the score of 105 to 42 points.

The second and final match of the day pitted in Pool B was Tunisia-Gabon. A successful 64 to 53 points, replace the Tunisians in the race for qualification tothe second round.

Recap

Mali 76 : 58 Mozambique
Egypt 105 : 42 Cote dIvoire
Tunisia 64 : 53 Gabon
Rwanda 71 : 74 Congo
Nigeria 83 : 70 Algeria



Day 3 report : Undefeated Congo and Egypt - Oct 10, 2010

Sunday, October 10th, the U18 Men Afrobasket was at its third day of competition. Highlights are the victories of Egypt and Congo Brazzaville are positioning themselves as favorites.

GROUP A

In Pool A summit meeting was Nigeria-Congo. Before the start of the game these 2 teams were undefeated, and the final whistle, Congo led by Nguia Japhe Malev created the sensation .Congo needed a score of 79 to 67 and consolidates its first position.

After two defeats, against Rwanda and Mali, the Algerians won their first game against the Mozambicans (73 to 65), this victory allows them to give up the bottom of the group to their opponent of the day.

In the last meeting of thisgroup, the junior hoops suffered their 2nd straight loss against Mali. Even if the young Lionel Hakizimana (Rwanda) finished top scorer with 27 points, the defense of Malians make the difference. Mali beat Rwanda 68-57.

GROUP B
Two meetings were schedule in this pool that Egypt dominated easily. Egypt and Tunisia have largely defeated Angola and Cote d'Ivoire by 40 and 43 points apart.
Tunisia thanks to 22 points from Ben Muhammad needed a score of 88 to 45.
As for the Egyptians, they recorded their 3rd victory by dominating the Angolans 87-47.

Nigeria 67 : 79 Congo
Algeria 73 : 65 Mozambique
Rwanda 57 : 68 Mali
Egypt 87 : 47 Angola
Tunisia 88 : 45 Cote dIvoire


Day 2 report : Congo takes the lead in Group A - Oct 9, 2010

With Tunisia, which made its start in the competition and very high scores, the second day was very emotional.

Mozambique 50 : 81 Congo
A second day that began with a confrontation between Mozambique and Congo Brazzaville in group A.
As before, during their game against Mali, the Congolese will impose their power and especially their address on the three-point shots.
They quickly led by 14 points at halftime (44/30) and will never be more worried during the whole match.
81/50 final result, a real walk in the park for the Congolese who are already positioned in this group as true favorites.

Gabon 60: 55 Angola
For his second game, Angola has struggled to get into the game.
Conducted rapidly 9 / 2 by Gabon, they gradually came back in the 2nd quarter time they won 18 / 9.
The rest is piped with a score of 20/18 in their favor.
The 3rd quarter time is played, both teams are at two points. Finally the 3rd period ended with a score of 43/42 for the Panthers of Gabon.
More determined and more volunteers are needed the Gabonese 60/55.
Angolans who had accustomed us to have three-point shoots this time was poor with 27% success rate.

Algeria 62 : 94 Mali
In Group B, Algeria beaten on the wire yesterday by Rwanda had to heart to recover.
Against Mali, they make a good impression in the first and 2nd quarter time but physically worn by Malian longer legs, they will lose ground.
Mali, which has regained all his feelings about firing three points shoots, will benefit by taking 3rd quarter time by 33/11.
The most prominent player on this part is the young Amadou of Mali author of 38 points (competition record).
Final results 94/62 for the eaglets of Mali.

Nigeria 83: 65 Rwanda
The flagship game of the day is that between nigeria and the host country Rwanda.
Present in rebounding, Rwandans play good as Nigeria in the first two quarter.
Result at half time, 38/36 for the Tigers.
After the break, they step up their defense and no longer give an opportunity for Rwanda to shoot.
In the 3rd quarter time, the Tigers will come off by winning of two points and then impose their power to finally win 26/12 in the latest quarter time.
83/65 final result for the Tigers.

Tunisia 62, Egypt 98
The last match of the day was between Egypt and Tunisia, which made its debut in the competition.
After a balanced first quarter of 22/20 for the Tunisians, the Egyptian, African champions in title will find the solution : the muzzling of Tunisian scorer Ben NA, and play inside.
That they succeeded, the Egyptians took the lead at halftime 46/35.
the 2nd part of the meeting will not change much, the Egyptians will continue to impressive imposing their game.
The victory does not suffer doubt.

The reigning African champions prevail 98/62.



Day 1 report : Egypt and Nigeria impress - Oct 8, 2010

The kickoff of the African U18 Championship Men has been given this Friday, October 8, 2010 at Amahoro stadium in Kigali.
Of the 12 teams expected, only 11 are present in the country of a thousand hills, as Zimbabwe has finally abandoned.

Mozambique 62 : 80 Nigeria
The first Game of the day pitted in Group A, Mozambique to Nigeria.
The Tigers of Nigeria by practicing a physical game, a strong defense and nice fastbreaks were imposed without concern 80 to 62. At halftime the score was 30 to 37.
In Mozambican side, was especially noticed a lack of experience and an attack based primarily on the inner game.

Congo 72 : 67 Mali
The second game of the day has opposed in Group A, Mali to Congo.
After a good start to the game, the Eagles of Mali became extinct over the meeting.
Dominating the offensive and defensive rebounds, the Congolese have shone on the balls of the second chance. Thus they reached the break with 17 pts ahead 42/25.
After the break, the Congolese will still leave a gap of ten points, but will be bullied in the last three minutes. The eagles are coming back to 6 points and four points with two minutes remaining in the game.
But taking advantage of free throws, the Congolese will keep the advantage and win their first game 72/67. Too bad for Malians who woke up a little late.

Egypt 76 : 62 Gabon
In group B, defending champions Egypt meet in his first game Gabon.
With a tight zone defense and a game based on fastbreaks, Egypt shows from the beginning of the meeting she is the favorite team of the competition.
A complete team that despite the changes, everyone always plays his part.
From the first quarter time, their organization allows them to carry the score, 27/15.
Despite a revival of Gabon in the 2nd quarter time 15/14, Egypt due to the depth of his bench, will manage until halftime 41/30.
After the break, the African champions maintained the pressure and make the break 20/15.
The last period is an opportunity for Egypt to blow their owners despite the loss of a quarter-time, they won the game 76/62.

Rwanda 66 : 63 Alegria
The 4th match of the day is the opening match of the host country Rwanda.
Stunned by the weight of the issue, Rwanda will mark their first basket after 5 minutes of play But over the first quarter time, they compete with their opponents but lost by 4 pts.
The basketball version Amavobis will however return gradually in the game, 7 points behind at halftime 23/30 and 44/44 at the end of 3rd quarter time.
Algerians increasingly febrile, non-marking more outside.
As for Rwanda, they tightened their defense and are more aggressive in rebounding.
Follows a mano a mano over the last quarter-time with two teams that in turn will take advantage.
Finally, well developed physically, the Rwandan prevail in the final seconds in 66/60 indescribable joy.

Cote d'Ivoire 41 : 61 Angola
The 5th and last match of the day is struggling, Angola to Cte d'Ivoire.
A very balanced game until the 3rd quarter time will keep the audience in suspense for what was left. After the victory of Angola to Algeria, the public preferred to wander into town for a round.
30/30 at halftime.
We must recognize that both teams have competed for blunders (two points each in six minutes).
Finally, the Angolan wear will take the lead in the 4th quarter time, the Ivorian scoring the only 6 points in 15 minutes, a real deficit for attacking elephants got tired because the morning.

Final result for 61/41 Palencas Negras of Angola.


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