Kenya Morans to face Nigeria, DR Congo at AfroCan


Kenya Morans to face Nigeria, DR Congo at AfroCan

In Summary

  • The national men's basketball team will face Nigeria and DR Congo in Pool B of the Afro Basket Games that will jump off on July 19 at the Palais des sports Salamatou Maiga in Bamako Mali
  • The Morans were crowned Zone 5 champions after emerging top in the qualifiers held in Uganda to secure their ticket to the competition alongside Egypt who got a wild card for coming second in the qualifiers

The national men’s basketball team will face Nigeria and DR Congo in Pool B of the AfroCan Games that will jump off on July 19 at the Palais des sports Salamatou Maiga in Bamako Mali.

The Morans were crowned Zone 5 champions after emerging top in the qualifiers held in Uganda to secure their ticket to the competition alongside Egypt who got a wild card for coming second in the qualifiers.

Cliff Owour coached side set to get a tough test from Nigeria who are graded as Africa’s Crème de la crème according to FIBA world ranking.

However, the Moran’s has received a petite puff after Nigerian Basketball Federation confirmed that their Portland Trailblazers and NBA 6’9basketball ace Al Farouk Aminu will chief associated legions in opting out of the AFROCAN Basketball Championships in errand of playing in the FIBA World Cup 2019 in China from September.

Also, Nigeria will slip their 20-year-old star Jordan Nwora and power forward Ike Diougu who was averaged 15 pts and 6 rebs per game during the world cup qualifiers.

The Kenyan side will be spearheaded by Tyler Okari Okal who won the Most Valuable Player award at the Zone 5 qualifiers.

The Morans who were flagged off by former prime minister Raila Odinga on Tuesday travelled on Wednesday with the event set to start on Friday.

GROUP A

Mali

Ivory Coast

Algeria

GROUP B

Nigeria

DR Congo

Kenya

GROUP C

Angola

Morocco

Chad

GROUP D

Tunisia

Egypt

Guinea

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Story By Stephen Kiprop
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