The Senegalese national team made a success of its entry into this 30th edition of the FIBA men’s Afrobasket Rwanda 2021. Gorgui Sy Dieng’s team largely dominated Uganda by 93-55. However, Cameroon could not honour their first game. Affected by Covid-19, the Indomitable Lions lost on the green carpet in front of South Sudan.
In search of the first continental coronation since 1997, the Lions of Téranga have passed their first test. On the first day of Group D, Boniface Ndong’s men were merciless for the Ugandan Crabs. They are imposed on the final score of 93 to 55, a gap of 38 points.
A great success which bears the signature of two Lions who have distinguished themselves on the floor of Kigali Arena. They are Gorgui Sy Dieng and Omar Brancou Badio. If the new pivot of the Atlanta Hawks finished leading scorer with 19 points, 8 rebounds and an assist, the Barcelona was phenomenal with his 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
The other Lion who has also marked the spirits is called Ibrahima Faye. The Monaco winger offered good statistics during this game (15 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist). For its second outing, Senegal will attack South Sudan. It will be next Friday at 7 p.m. GMT.
In addition, the other match of Pool D ended with a withdrawal from Cameroon. Indeed, the Indomitable Lions who recorded cases of Covid-19 lost on the green carpet in front of South Sudan by 20 to 0.
Senegal – Uganda 93-55
Nigeria – Mali 81-73
Sudan – Cameroon 20-0
Ivory Coast – Kenya 88-70
Matches for Thursday August 26 :
10am Guinea Conakry – Central African Republic
1 p.m. Cape Verde – DR Congo
4 p.m. Angola – Rwanda
7 p.m. Egypt – Tunisia