Antananarivo, 10 August 2022 (TDI): International Basketball Federation (FIBA) U18 African Championship also known as The African Youth Championship is a competition of the U18 national teams in Africa.
The event is scheduled to take place from 4th-14th August 2022 in the capital city, Antananarivo, of Madagascar.
🚨 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 #𝐅𝐈𝐁𝐀𝐔𝟏𝟖𝐀𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝐁𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐒! 🔥
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Nine U18 national teams are participating in the event. Since the start of the event a week ago, several players have had a positive impact on their team’s performance.
Game day 5 marked the end of the group phase and now it’s time for some entertaining quarterfinal matches.
The Quarter-Final line-up at the U18 African Championship is set up, upon the conclusion of Group phase action in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Algeria recorded its first win out of three games in Group A by defeating Benin with a score of 85-50. With this victory, the North African side made it through into the last eight.
Due to the four-team group A line-up, following the last-minute withdrawal of Tanzania from the competition, Benin advanced to the knockout stages. Senegal finished at the top of Group A with three wins out of three.
While in Group B the reigning African Champions Mali finished at the top. Mali cruised to an easy 74-39 win over Guinea.
Egypt finished second whereas Guinea and Angola claimed third and fourth spots respectively. Meanwhile, Rwanda is eliminated from the tournament.
The scheduling of the U18 African Championship Quarter-Final is for the next two days. On Wednesday, 10th August, Mali faces Benin while Guinea goes up against the host Madagascar.
On Thursday, 11th August, Algeria will be facing Egypt, while Angola will take on Senegal. The Semi-Finals of the event is scheduled for the 12th of August.
Whereas, the final will take place on Sunday 14th of August 2022. The top two teams of the event will qualify for the 2023 FIBA U19 World Championship.