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Somalia finishes outside the medal ranks - Egypt punches the ticket for the Ivory Coast - Jan 28, 2013


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Faisal Aden
Kenya clashed again with Somalia for the bronze and came out victorious after lossing to their neighbours 78-81 in their first encounter in the group-stage. Griffin Ligare (174-G-85) top-scored for Kenya with 23 points while Faisal Aden (193-G-89, college: Washington St.) clicked in 25 for Somalia. In the finals, Egypt finished the tournament unbeaten with a 82-76 over Rwanda to punch their ticket for the African Championships later this year. What makes people in East Africa wonder though is the strange FIBA Africa decision regarding the zone V qualifying mode: Only the first placed-team qualified for the Ivory Coast while in zone IV, three teams qualified out of four participating teams, including the Republic of Congo, which went winless back in 2009 at the African Champs.   




Keravnos ink Mohamed Abukar - 8 months ago
Keravnos Strovolou (Division A) signed 31-year old Somalian ex-international forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Abukar played last season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 22 SuperLeague games he had 13   [read more]

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Sigal Prishtina lands Mohamed Abukar - 2 Years ago
Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) tabbed 30-year old Somalian ex-international forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Abukar played most recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese BJ League. In 45 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.6apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Ment...   [read more]

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Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano tabs Mohamed Abukar - 3 Years ago
Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano (BJ League) inked 29-year old Somalian ex-international forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego State, agency: Two Points). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). Abukar played most recently at Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA league. In 15 games he averaged impressive 17.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his...   [read more]


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