Kenya’s Senior National Male Team will play against Democratic Republic of Congo for the maiden FIBA AfroCan title later this weekend.
The two nations will battle for the title on Saturday, July 27 after recording impressive wins in the semifinals played on Thursday.
The AfroCan tournament is designed for players competing on the African continent but each of the 12 participating nations have two slots allocated to foreign based players.
Kenya easily handled Morocco beating the North Africans 96-66 while Congo clinched an 84-78 win over pre tournament favorite Angola.
Congo played six men extensively with all six playing at least 17 minutes; Rolly Nganga played 40 minutes registering 12, six rebounds and a steal. All six players scored in double figures. Shamba Maxi had 20 points.
Led by Erick Mutoro and Tylor Ongwae’s 32 points and 20 points respectively, Kenya easily run away from Morocco with a 30 point blow out win. Kenya survived a scare in the Round of 16 to beat Ivory Coast 85-83.
Classification games involving host Mali will take place tonight.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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