Egyptian Basketball Team - FIBA
CAIRO – 25 August 2017: The Egyptian women’s basketball team will play against the host, Mali, on August 25 in the Afrobasket Championships that is held in Mali from August 18-27.
Egypt will face Mali at 8 p.m. local time in the quarterfinals of the Afrobasket Championship after coming third in the group standings.
The Egyptian national team will be looking for their fourth victory in the tournament after beating Mozambique, DR Congo and Guinea. The team conceded only two losses from Senegal and Nigeria in the group stages.
Egypt’s coach, Amr Ashour, is expected to depend on his more experienced players like Meral Abdel Gawad, Nour Aly and Rana Abdelfatah in the upcoming game against
Amr Ashour chose the following players to represent the Egyptian national team in the tournament: Meral Asraf Abdel Gawad, Rana Abdelfatah, Nour Aly, Mennatalla Awad, Reem Osama, Radwa Sherif, Mai Helwa, Manar Ihab, Hala Mostafa, Soraya Deghady, Asrar Maged and Raneem al-Gedawy.
Ashour chose Meral Asraf Abdel Gawad, Rana Abdelfatah, Asrar Bakr and Radwa Sherif from the U-19 team. They participated in the U-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Italy last month, and he expects them to support the first team squad.
Egypt won the gold medal in the first two editions in 1966 and 1968. However, Senegal has won the title 11 times, and they also have the most gold medals.