Defending FIBA Africa Under 18 Male Champions Angola have started began its defense of the continental title in a jerky way at the ongoing 2018 edition in Bamako, Mali.
Angola won gold at the previous edition in 2016 but got off to bad start after losing 76-77 to Senegal in its first game in the tournament.
Over the weekend, the young side survived a scare from Rwanda but managed to clinch a win via an 80-79 win victory.
The team takes on Tunisia later today at 16:45 GMT with both teams needing a win to all but seal a place in the knockout stage.
Tunisia has not been particularly in fine form in the competition after falling 58-62 to Rwanda over the weekend; another loss virtually rules out the team’s chances of progressing.
On the other hand, West African powerhouses Mali and Senegal have been in fine form winning both games thus far. Mali beat Egypt 93-47 after destroying Uganda 112-55.
Senegal clinched a 70-50 win over Algeria after beating Angola.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter