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Africa U18 Championship: Uganda Loses, To Face Mozambique

Wednesday, August 15
DR Congo 48-42 Uganda
Mali 80-44 Angola

Uganda lost their third group game at the ongoing FIBA U18 Women’s Africa Championship in Maputo, Mozambique.

The team lost 48-42, in a game the Silverbacks dominated for the most of the minutes played.

Leading 32-40 going into the last ten minutes, Uganda failed to hold on to their lead as they lost the fourth quarter 16-2, to eventually fall 48-42.

Divine Pemba and Deborah Mayimona scored 10 and 14 points respectively for the victors.

Uganda who shot 19/71 on field, had Alice Winnie Isoto score a game high 16 points, as Fildauce Namuleme and Shadia Mbwali collect 9 points each.

The team had lost the first two games 29-63 and 132-39 against Angola and Mali respectively.

The Junior Gazelles end the group phase with a 0-3 record – bottom of group B below leaders Mali (6 points), Angola (5 points) and DRC (4 points).

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In that line, Uganda will take on Mozambique who topped group A on 6 points. The hosts beat up on Rwanda, Egypt and Cape Verde.

About the FIBA U18 Championship:

The FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship is the elite tournament for the youth in Africa.

The inaugural edition of this 12-team championship was held in 1985 in Accra, Ghana, where Senegal clinched their maiden continental title in this age category.

To date, Mali has won the most titles, triumphing 6 times in 13 editions. On their side, Senegal and DR Congo have two titles under their belt.

This biennial tournament serves as the stage for the best African young players.

This year, the competition is held in the Mozambican capital city of Maputo. This is the second time that the country hosts the event after the 1996 edition.

The FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018 will serve as a qualifier for the FIBA U19 World Championship 2019.

The winner and the runners-up will get their tickets for next year’s event.

The Quarters:
Friday
Cape Verde Vs Mali
Congo DR Vs Rwanda
Saturday
Egypt Vs Angola
Uganda Vs Mozambique

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