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FIBA AfroCan 2023: Rwanda off to the semi-finals

On 13th, July, 2023, Angola’s men’s national team was eliminated from FIBA AfroCan semi-finals after they lost to Rwanda’s men’s basketball national team in a game played at Arena de Kilamba in Luanda-Angola.

Rwanda’s lead in the first quarter of the game is attributed to; Sano, Ntore and Nshobozwa who scored 23 points against Angola’s 19 points.

During the second quarter, Rwanda was still leading Angola with 15-13 points ending the first half with 38-32 points.

There was a vibrant change in the third quarter with Angola leading with 21-13 points however, it was short lived as Rwanda bounced back in the forth quarter thanks to Nshobozwa Jean Wilson who finished the game with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 3 assists.

“I’m so delighted that we won the match against Angola and I can’t wait for us to face Ivory coast as we head to the finals’, stated Yves Murenzi, Rwanda’s coach.
Nsobozwa Jean Wilson the top scorer for Rwanda said, “the game went on well for us, despite losing in the past games due to our mistakes in rebounds and turn overs, we tried to correct them thus the win”.

Rwanda is to face Ivory Coast in the semi-finals a match that will determine which team is to play in the final game of FIBA AfroCan 2023.

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