Basketballghana.com can report history has been made as Liz Mills became the first female Head Coach to lead a team in the history of the FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket).
The history making feat was recorded when Mills led Kenya’s National Men’s Team out in a Group C matchup against Ivory Coast. Kenya lost 70-88 in its opening game at the group stage.
This year’s AfroBasket is the 30th edition and is hosted by Rwanda with all games to be played out at the Kigali Arena. Kenya is competing in the continental championship for the first time in 28 years.
Five time AfroBasket Champions Senegal got off to a flying start in its quest to clinch a sixth continental title by beating Uganda 93-55 also on Day 2 of the tournament that is due to end on September 5.
Recently signed Atlanta Hawks Center Gorgui Dieng led the Teranga Lions to the impressive win by recording 19 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 24 minutes.
After losing to defending Champions Tunisia, Guinea missed out on a win after suffering a 60-61 loss to Central African Republic.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter