#Afrobasketwomen2021: Cameroon Beats Kenya at Opener

The host country of the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket tournament, Cameroon is off to a good start after winning their first group game.

The Indomitable Lionesses dominated all four quarters of the game, defeating Kenya with an overall 74 – 50 points.

Cameroon is among the winners of the first group games played on Day 1 of the competition.

Four games were played on September 17 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon.

Eleven times champion , Senegal, Mali and Nigeria also started the tournament with a win.

Twelve countries are participating in the tournament. They are constituted in four groups.

Group A:
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Kenya
Group B:
Nigeria
Angola
Mozambique
Group C:
Senegal
Egypt
Guinea
Group D:
Mali
Cote d’Ivoire
Tunisia

The 27th Women’s AfroBasket tournament was officially opened by Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof. Narcisse Mouelle Kombi.

Anibal Aurelio Manave, President of the Basketball Federation (FIBA) Africa, was also present at the opening ceremony.

Day 1 group games

Four group matches were scheduled to take place on Day 1 of the competition.

Senegal 🇸🇳 vs Guinea 🇬🇳 11 : 00 local time

Mali 🇲🇱 vs Tunisia 🇹🇳
14:00 local time

Cameroon 🇨🇲 vs Kenya 🇰🇪
17:00 local time

Nigeria 🇳🇬 vs Mozambique 🇲🇿
20:00 local time

Senegal vs Guinea

Senegal and Guinea’s opening game was played at 11:00 local time. It ended in overwhelming victory for Senegal, 11 times champion of the Women’s AfroBasket tournament.

Senegal beat Guinea 100-31 in all four quarters of the game.

First Quarter :
Senegal 🇸🇳 2️⃣5️⃣
Guinea 1️⃣0️⃣

Second quarter
Senegal 4️⃣8️⃣
Guinea 1️⃣9️⃣

Third Quarter
Senegal 🇸🇳 7️⃣1️⃣
Guinea 2️⃣7️⃣

Fourth quarter
Senegal 🇸🇳1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣
Guinea 🇬🇳 3️⃣1️⃣

Mali vs Tunisia

Mali beat Tunisia in the second encounter of the day.

First Quarter
Mali 🇲🇱 2️⃣9️⃣
Tunisia 🇹🇳 1️⃣0️⃣

Second quarter

Mali 🇲🇱5️⃣3️⃣
Tunisia 🇹🇳 2️⃣0️⃣

Third quarter

Mali 🇲🇱7️⃣6️⃣
Tunisia 🇹🇳 3️⃣0️⃣

Fourth quarter

Mali 🇲🇱1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣
Tunisia 🇹🇳 3️⃣9️⃣

Cameroon vs Kenya

First Quarter
Cameroon 🇨🇲 2️⃣1️⃣
Kenya 🇰🇪 1️⃣7️⃣

Second quarter

Cameroon 🇨🇲 3️⃣9️⃣
Kenya 🇰🇪 3️⃣3️⃣

Third quarter
Cameroon 🇨🇲 6️⃣5️⃣
Kenya 🇰🇪 3️⃣9️⃣

Fourth quarter
Cameroon 🇨🇲 7️⃣4️⃣
Kenya 🇰🇪 5️⃣0️⃣

Nigeria vs Mozambique

Nigeria is the current defending champion of the Women’s AfroBasket. D’Tigress locked horns with Mozambique, and emerged victorious with 67-50 points.

First quarter scores

Nigeria 🇳🇬 11
Mozambique 🇲🇿12

Second quarter scores

Nigeria 🇳🇬 29
Mozambique 🇲🇿 33

Third quarter

Nigeria 🇳🇬 5️⃣3️⃣
Mozambique 🇲🇿 4️⃣2️⃣

Fourth quarter

Nigeria 🇳🇬 6️⃣7️⃣
Mozambique 🇲🇿 5️⃣0️⃣

Four Day 2 group matches are scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Kathy Neba Sina

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