Egypt previous match against Senegal – FIBA.com
CAIRO – 26 August 2017:Egypt’s women’s basketball team is set to face Ivory Coast on August 26 in a tough match for the Afrobasket Championship. The championship is being held in Mali from August 18-27.
The Pharaohs will play against Ivory Coast in the decisive match for fifth and sixth place, after losing against the hosts Mali in the quarterfinals on August 25.
The Egyptian national team will be looking for their fourth victory in the tournament after beating Mozambique, DR Congo and Guinea. The team conceded three losses from Senegal, Nigeria and Mali.
Egypt’s coach, 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.