FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018

MAPUTO (FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018) – The draw for the FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018 took place on Thursday 9th August 2018 at the Resotel Hotel in the Mozambican capital city of Maputo.

The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: 1. Mozambique;  2. Egypt; 3. Cape Verde;  4.Rwanda
Group B: 1.Mali;  2.Angola;  3.DR Congo;   4. Uganda

The Preliminary Phase of the tournament will be played in a round robin format with each team taking over its opponent respectively.

The second phase will be played in a knockout format from the Quarter-Finals onwards (Semi-Finals and Final).The 3rd Place Game and the Final will be played on the last day of the tournament (August 19).

The Winner and the Runners-up will secure tickets for the FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup 2019.

 

ABIDJAN (FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship 2018) – FIBA Africa granted a wild card to Uganda for the FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship set to be held in Maputo, Mozambique from August 10-19.

The East African nation, who finished second at the regional Zone V Met last month in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam behind arch-rivals Rwanda, will be making their third appearance at the continental showpiece.

Uganda finished in eighth place at the 2016 edition in Cairo, Egypt and will be looking to make amends when they head to Mozambique a month from now.

 

“IT IS EVERYONE’S DREAM TO PLAY AT SUCH A STAGE AND WE SHALL MAKE THE BEST OUT OF THIS OPPORTUNITY THAT UGANDA HAS BEEN GRANTED.”
               Ali

“Opportunities like this are always important for the growth of girls basketball in Uganda to go one step higher. We have to make sure they utilise such chances,” acknowledged Mavita Ali, Uganda’s head coach.

“It is everyone’s dream to play at such a stage and we shall make the best out of this opportunity that Uganda has been granted because we aim to be consistent on the continent and learn at every turn.”

In 2008, Uganda made their debut appearance at the FIBA U18 Women’s African Championship in Tunisia where they finished in 11th place.

That stage was a breeding ground for the young girls like point guards Angela Namirimu and Halima Nabasumba who are part of the current Uganda senior women’s national team – the Gazelles.

 

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