Morans aim daggers at Ivorians in decisive knockout match


Morans aim daggers at Ivorians in decisive knockout match

In Summary

  • Kenya men basketball team will tomorrow collide with winless Ivory Coast in a round of 16 clash in the ongoing FIBA AfroCan competition in Bamako, Mali.
  • Kenya Morans seized the second position in Group B with three points, a point shy of dominant DR Congo who garnered maximum points after whipping Kenya and winless Nigeria to secure unswerving qualification to the quarter-finals.

Kenya men basketball team will tomorrow collide with winless Ivory Coast in a round of 16 clash in the ongoing FIBA AfroCan competition in Bamako, Mali.

Kenya Morans seized the second position in Group B with three points, a point shy of dominant DR Congo who garnered maximum points after whipping Kenya and winless Nigeria to secure unswerving qualification to the quarter-finals.

Cliff Owour coached side fell to 82-65 to DR Congo in their group match losing in all the four quarters despite Morans’ Tyler Ongwae scoring second game-high 20 points, completing 9 rebounds and 3 steals.

Should Kenya prevail against the Ivorians they’ll face Tunisia in the quarters on Wednesday.

Against Nigeria, Morans found its spark winning 81-69 despite the west Africans being one of the top rated teams in Africa, according to Nike’s FIBA rankings.

Ongwae was Kenya’s star man against Nigeria scoring game-high 31 points to guide the Morans to their first win, with Erick Reuben Mutoro and Okall Koranga playing co-stars with sparkling performances sinking 12 points apiece.

On the other hand, Ivory Coast lost all their group ties after slumping to 85-75 and 86-63 defeats against Algeria and Mali respectively.

Top teams in group standings Mali, Angola, and DR Congo will meet the winners of the round of 16 matches, after receiving a direct qualification to the quarter finals.

Round of 16 Matches

Algeria Vs Nigeria

Morocco Vs Guinea

Kenya Vs Ivory Coast

Egypt Vs Chad

Quarter-Finals

Mali Vs Winner (Morocco Vs Guinea)

Tunisia Vs Winner (Kenya Vs Ivory Coast)

DR Congo Vs Winner (Egypt Vs Chad)

Angola Vs Winner (Algeria Vs Nigeria)

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