FIBA 3X3 Africa: Uganda Impress, Egypt Big Winners

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Uganda’s teams put up commendable performances at the concluded 2019 FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup held in the country at Hockey grounds, Lugogo.

Mali won the U18 girls championship while Egypt won the remaining three titles – Boys U18, Senior men and women.

Uganda’s U18 girls won silver, U18 boys and Gazelles (senior women team) clinched bronze each while the Silverbacks managed to finish fifth.

This was the third edition and the the first of three that being hosted in Kampala. The first two editions were held in Lome, Togo.

The Gazelles – Brenda Ekone, Rita Imanishimwe, Zainah Lokwameri and Sarah Ageno – lost their semifinal game to eventual winners Egypt but managed to come big against Nigeria in a bronze match.

Egypt women finished the whole tourney while playing with three players – Soraya Mohamed, Nouralla Abdelalim and Hala Elshaarawy.

This is the first time that Egypt has taken part in the FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup. And the U18 edition is the first to be held.

The number one seeded team in Africa had finished third and fifth in 2017 and 2018 editions respectively.

The Silverbacks lost their quarter final 18-9 against Mali.

The Results In Summary:

Men
Final: DR Congo 12-21 Egypt
3rd: Madagascar 17-19 Mali

Women
Final: Egypt 18-15 Mali
3rd: Nigeria 15-21 Uganda

U18 Boys
Final: Egypt 14-13 Mali
3rd: Nigeria 12-17 Uganda

U18 Girls
Final: Mali 17-4 Uganda
3rd: Nigeria 8-6 DR Congo

Uganda’s teams
Men – James Okello, Syrus Kiviiri, Ivan Lumanyika, Mark Opio Okidi

U18 Boys – Baale Fayed, Cranmer Wamala, Bwana Victor, Lubajjo Harry

Women – Ekone Brenda, Zaina Lokwameri Hope Akello Rita Imanishimwe

U18 Gals – Filidaus Namulema, Maria Najjuma, Shadia Mbwali, Esther Kwagala

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