Youth Afrobasket: Rwanda eye Mali win to reach quarter-finals

Rwanda look to bounce back against unbeaten Mali after losing 63-47 to Group B leaders Guinea on Monday. Courtesy

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Rwanda Vs Mali 18:00

Monday

Rwanda 47-63 Guinea

The national youth basketball team will be looking for crucial victory to secure their ticket to the quarter-finals when they face Mali Tuesday evening at the ongoing 2019 FIBA Africa Men’s U16 Basketball Championship in Cape Verde.

Kick-off 6pm CAT, at Gymnasium Vava Duarte.

Yves Murenzi’s side also seek to bounce back after losing 63-47 to Guinea in their second game on Monday, having overcome Ivory Coast 62-60 in their opening Group B match the previous day.

Meanwhile, Pool A leaders Guinea and first runners Mali as well as Egypt, Pool A leaders, have sealed their quarter-final spots with two games, each, to spare after winning their opening two games.

On Monday, despite the defeat, Rwanda’s Kevin Mugisha dropped a game-high 17 points.

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