Ahead of the draw to determine fixtures at the semifinal stage of this year’s FIBA Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague), Nigeria and Smouha SC Forward Augustine Okosun believes Smouha has the perfect team.
The draw for the semifinals is set to take place at the FIBA Africa Headquarters on Saturday, April 27 with the games to be played in Luanda, Angola from May 24-May 26.
Smouha SC from Egypt, defending champions AS Sale from Morocco, JS Kairouan from Tunisia and Angola’s Primeiro do Agosto will have their fates determined this weekend.
Speaking to FIBA prior to the draw, Okosun expressed deep confidence in his team’s ability to win the title after dismissing local rival Al Ahly in the quarterfinals series.
“We have what it takes to go to the end of the tournament…We have the perfect team. It’s a mix of quickness and experience that we must put to good use. We don’t know who we will be facing. But we know we have the perfect squad” he said.
The 32 year old has averaged 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds thus far in the competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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