Basketball world qualification: Cape Verde beats Guinea-Conakry by 78-70

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Basketball world qualification: Cape Verde beats Guinea-Conakry by 78-70
Basketball world qualification: Cape Verde beats Guinea-Conakry by 78-70

Africa-Press – Cape verde. Cape Verde won, this afternoon, the 24th, Guinea-Conakry by 78-70, in the 1st of three games of the last qualifying window for the 2023 basketball world cup. Tavares and Betinho stood out. Tomorrow the Hammer Tubarões face the Angolan hosts.

The national team entered the field badly, losing by 15-3 in the first period and 24-13 in the second period of the first half. However, before the break Tubarões Azuis managed to recover and beat Guinea-Conakry by 44-37.

On the way back, the game was more balanced between the two teams. In the first period of the second half, the result was 62-61 for Cape Verde.

But, after a lot of effort, our selection ended up winning the game by 78-70.

Angola, already tomorrow

Cape Verde returns to the field tomorrow, Saturday, to face the hosts of Angola and on the 26th, close the games against Ivory Coast.

Côte d’Ivoire, already qualified, leads Group E with 14 points, followed by Angola with 12, Cape Verde with 11, Nigeria 10, Guinea Conakry and Uganda with eight points each.

The Cape Verde national team is fighting, in this qualifying window, for one of the five African places in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023, scheduled to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The summoned

Wil Tavares (Balkan, Bulgaria), Shane da Rosa (Pirates, USA) Ivan Almeida (Benfica, Portugal) Fidel Mendonça (Prédio, Cape Verde), Patrick Mendes “Puto” (Almeria, Spain), – Patrick Spencer “Giannis” ( Zentro Basket Madrid, Spain), Jeft Xavier (USA), Joel Almeida (CAP, Cameroon), Kevin Gomes “Kevón” (Porto, Portugal), Anderson Correia, (Petro de Luanda, Angola), Kevin Koronel (Mans, France) , Michel Mendes (Pirates, USA), Walter Tavares “Edy” (Real Madrid, Spain) and Betinho (Benfica, Portugal).

The technical team consists of coaches Emanuel Trovoada (main) and assistants Daniel Miranda and José Vieira.

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