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Africa Championship: Uganda’s Zama Reaps Big In Maputo

Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi has left behind a big marker in the concluded FIBA Africa Basketball Women Championship in Mozambique, Maputo.

Zama was KPA’s star player as the Kenyan side managed to finish seventh at the event.

Her impressive performance earned her a spot in the All star team and she was also named the best scorer of the tournament.

Best of Five: Zama (middle) was named in the tournament’s all star team. FIBA photo

Zama scored game highs in all the four group stage games as KPA came third in Pool B to storm the quarter finals.

The 21 year old shooting guard scored 26 points against Lakers (80-58), 27 vs First Bank (71-98), 25 and 18 against INSS (61-71) and MB2ALL (73-65) respectively.

She managed 8 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds in a 40-73 quarter final loss to now Champions Ferroviara Maputo.

Zama tore down defences

Zama scored 13 and 3 points against FAP and M2BALL in that order, in the placement games. She played less than 20 minutes against MB2ALL.

Overall, Zama who turns out for NBL’s JKL Lady Dolphins, averaged 17.1 points, 4 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

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She was named in the all star team alongside tournament MVP
Lucas Italee (Inter Clube), Anabela Cossa (Ferroviario) and First Bank duo Aisha Mohamed and Ginette Mfutila.

Cross-over: Zama doing what she does best. FIBA

Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo clinched their first-ever FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup title winning InterClube 59-56 in Sunday’s Final.

Nigeria’s First Bank finished 3rd after beating Vita Club (DR Congo) 93-69 in the losers match.

It should be noted that Kenya’s Equity Bank and KPA were the Zone V representatives after coming 1st and 2nd respectively, in a recent 2018 FIBA Africa Zone Five Championship held in Tanzania where UCU Lady Canons (Uganda) came third.

Zama Krazy: KPA’s best import

Final standings of the FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup 2018:

1. Ferroviario de Maputo (MOZ)
2. InterClube de Luanda (ANG)
3. First Bank (NGR)
4. AS Vita-Club (COD)
5. F.A.P (CMR)
6. C.N.S.S (COD)
7. K.P.A (KEN)
8. MB2ALL (MAD)
9. Equity Bank (KEN)
10. Lakers (ZIM)

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