The logic was respected during the quarterfinals of Afrobasket on Thursday 23 September. The Senegalese and Nigerians went ahead of Mozambique (74-46) and Ivory Coast (72-56), Cameroon had more problems against Egypt (67-61) while Mali threw Angola (74-53). The semifinals are played on Friday.
It was the expected square with aces. The podium for the last two Afrobasket (Nigeria, Senegal, Mali) and the host country (Cameroon). Semifinals that promise to be explosive, especially the one between Nigeria and Senegal; a final before the hour. The Lions have a real dispute to settle against D’Tigress’ double holders of the cup by beating twice in a row in the final … Senegal.
Moustapha Gaye’s daughters have no other ambition than to regain the top spot in Africa after two lost finals. Their impressive journey, realized by an overwhelming victory in the quarter-finals against Mozambique (74-46), a semi-finalist in the last four editions, testifies to this. On the other hand, Nigeria did not have much to worry about divesting the Ivory Coast and building their victory in the first quarter with a score of 24-8.
Cameroon, the host country, was afraid of Egypt especially after the loss of the first quarter 20-25. But the victory in the second (19-7) makes it possible for the Lions to compete until the end and validate their ticket to the second final. It will be against Mali, third in the last two Afrobaskets and who beat Angola (74-53).