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Uganda impress at FIBA Africa 3X3

By Faith Kiai

Added 10th November 2019 03:56 PM

They came out of the blocks well against Nigeria and they controlled the match with verve as they took an 18-1

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Team Uganda. PHOTOS: Richard Sanya

They came out of the blocks well against Nigeria and they controlled the match with verve as they took an 18-1

Today, Lugogo Hockey Pitch

Men’s

Quarterfinals

Kenya V DRC 3:45pm

Uganda v Mali 4:05pm

Egypt v Nigeria 4:25pm

Madagascar v Botswana 4:45pm

Women

Uganda v Egypt 5:15pm

Mali v Nigeria 5:35 pm

Uganda’s women impressed at the FIBA Africa 3x3 tournament on day two as they defeated Nigeria and Kenya in fine fashion.

 Uganda's Fayed Baale in action against Nigeria

They came out of the blocks well against Nigeria and they controlled the match with verve as they took an 18-15. Rita Imanishimwe showed her class in the shortened version of the game as her shooting went up a notch against the better teams. She was the most reliable player for team Uganda on occasions where the pressure was on.

Uganda's Ainebyoona Bwana in action against Nigeria

The same happened against Kenya were they relied not only on their shooting but also their physicality as they put the neighbours to the sword in the 13-11 victory.

 Uganda's Fayed Baale and Nigeria's Oyekanmi Akomolafe fight for the ball

The men also impressed as they outclassed Nigeria 15-14 on day one, matches will resume today with Uganda set to face favourites Egypt in the women’s semi-final. Nigeria with battle Mali for a place in the women’s final.

The Uganda men will face Mali in the quarter finals at 4pm.

 

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