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
Semi-finals : Group B in the spotlight - Oct 14, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Day 3 report : Undefeated Congo and Egypt
- Oct 10, 2010
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.
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
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
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
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
Day 2 report : Congo takes the lead in Group A
- Oct 9, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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