Afrobasket2017: Angolans back to Bamako to rescue basketball title

Luanda – Six years after its first continental title, senior women national basketball team go back to Bamako, with purpose to rescue the title of the 23rd edition of the African Cup of Nations (Afrobasket2017), set as from 18-27 August.

Angolan coach Jaime CovilhAPound , who replaced Anibal Moreira and Elisa Pires, who led the achievements of Bamako2011 and Maputo2013 in Mozambique, despite the great determination, Angola will not have an easy task in recovering the trophy lost in Yaounde 2015 in Cameroon to Senegal, where they ranked fourth.

Angola labeled as champions, the defeat of the national team in Yaounde, thwarted the chances of reaching the Olympic Games Rio2016 in Brazil, after the unprecedented participation in Londres2012 and World Cup Turkey 2014 in honor the country and the African continent, which had hegemony.

In that period, Angolan was the best African team in FIBA ranking, an international organization of the sport, and ranked with 82 points, the 18th place in the world feature.

Source: Angola Press News Agency