FIBA AFROBASKET 2021 – Senegal dismisses Angola and joins Côte d’Ivoire in the last four

The Lions are in the square of Aces. The players of Gorgui Sy Dieng suffered Angola by 79 to 74 in the quarterfinals of the men’s Afrobasket Rwanda 2021. In the semi-final, Senegal will come up against Côte d’Ivoire, executioner of Guinea Conakry.

Cited among the favourites, Senegal continues its journey to conquer the title. A sacred man who has been fleeing the Lions of Téranga since 1997. Opposed to the most successful nation on the black continent, Maurice Ndour’s teammates (injured during the match) went out of their way to have the last word. Brought by this “devil” of Carlos Morais (top scorer with 28 points), the Palencas Negras jostled the men of Boniface Ndong a lot.

Moreover, the latter that we won only one quarter (17-22, 27-11, 17-22, 18-19), against three won by the Angolans. Fortunately for Senegal, which has again recovered on its two major players: Gorgui Sy Dieng and Papi Brancou Badio to beat Angola on the wire.

The pivot of Atlanta Hawks slammed his first double-double (13 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists). For his part, Brancou Badio finished leading scorer on the Senegalese side with 14 points.

In the semifinals, Senegal will face Côte d’Ivoire who crushed Guinea Conakry with a clear score of 98-50. A clash between Lions and Elephants is scheduled for this Saturday at 1 pm. Note these quarters will be completed this Thursday with two posters: Tunisia-South Sudan (1 p.m.) and Cape Verde-Uganda (4 p.m.).

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583

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