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Junior Gazelles Book Quarter Final Berth After Ivory Coast Pull Out

FIBA Africa U18 women’s basketball championship

Despite losing all the three games they have played in group B, ed Uganda’s U18 women’s basketball team have booked a slot in the quarter finals of the ongoing FIBA Africa U18 women’s basketball championship after Ivory Coast decided to pull out of the tournament.

The Junior gazelles confirmed a slot in the last eight when the Ivory Coast basketball federation decided to pull out their team from the competition citing internal disorder.

Initially the tournament was supposed to have ten teams but Zimbabwe pulled out just before the tournament tipped off leaving group A with only four teams. Group B had five teams but with Ivory Coast pulling out, viagra dosage all the four teams in either groups will play in the quarter finals.

The Junior gazelles opened their campaign with a 65- 25 loss to North African side Tunisia before falling to defending champions Mali 143-19.

On Wednesday, the Nick Natuhereza coached side lost their third game to Madagascar 76:48.

Junior gazelles
Patience Akankunda
Melissa Akullo
Joan Namatovu
Hajjara Najjuko
Aliya Naluyima
Rita Salafina Drisciru
Brenda Edith Ayere

Head coach: Nick Natuhereza
Assistant coach: Martin Kelly
Leader of delegation: Grace Kwizera

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