• August 10, 2020

FIBA Africa U16 Championship: Uganda Suffers Second Loss

 FIBA Africa U16 Championship: Uganda Suffers Second Loss

Monday, July 29
*South Africa X Mali (not played)
*Tanzania 52-78 Mozambique
*Rwanda 49-68 Angola
*Uganda 46-80 Egypt

Tuesday, July 30
*Angola Vs Tanzania
*Rwanda Vs Mozambique
*Mali Vs Egypt

Uganda’s team used:
Starting Five – Shila Lamunu, Penitah Nabakoza, Esther Namiiro Kwagala, Mary Moses Amaniyo, Maria Najjuma.

Subs – Patience Nantume, Sylvia Namuddu, Linda Aber, Regina Ajuma, Joy Nyapenda, Lydia Babirye & Sharifa Nalwadda.

Uganda’s Junior Gazelles suffered their second loss at the ongoing 2019 FIBA U16 Women’s African Championship in Rwanda.

The defeat comes after the team had lost 108-32 to Mali on Sunday in the opener at Amahoro National Stadium, Kigali.

Maria Najjuma (13) trying to box out. Rwanda media

Mary-Moses Amaniyo led the way for Uganda with 18 points, Maria Najjuma added 11 points and 22 rebounds while Shila Lamunu scored 9 points in a losing effort.

Hala Yassine scored 18 points as Egypt eased past their Nile Basin counterparts in a one sided affair.

Anthem time before tip off. Rwanda media

Uganda trailed 20-42 at halftime and failed to crawl back. The side lost 15-23 and 11-15 in the third and last quarter respectively.

Radwa Abdelaal (12) and Farida Mosaad (11) also scored in double figures for Egypt who have reached the finals of this tourney three times.

Their male counterparts are the champions in the boys category and the girls will also seek to win in Rwanda.

Action between Uganda (white) and Egypt.

Competition Format
The teams will be divided into two groups of four. The teams that finish as the bottom two of their groups will compete for the 5th to 8th place while the top two teams will advance to the Semi-Finals.

What’s at stake
The winner and runners-up of the tournament will earn the right to represent Africa at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2020.

Day One
Sunday, July 28
*Mali 108-32 Uganda
*Angola 76-54 Mozambique
*Rwanda 36-42 Tanzania
*South Africa X Egypt

Brian Kawalya

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