Basketball World Cup: Cameroon sharpens its weapons

Posted on 06.23.2022 at 5:17 p.m. by Paul Reinhard Wandji

The national basketball team has been with Rwanda since June 20 for the return matches counting for the qualifications for the men’s World Cup.

From July 1 to 3, the Cameroon national team, men’s version, will play its place for the 2023 World Cup in basketball. They will be opposed for this return phase to Rwanda, Tunisia and South Sudan. The Lions are already in Rwanda where they are about to descend on the floor of the BK Arena in Kigali.

14 players have been selected by the coach Sasha Giffa. One of the first observations is the absence of captain Jérémy Nzeuilie or other tenors of the team like Gédéon Pitard and Kenneth Kadji. Absences that several specialists explain by their poor performance last February during the first leg of the playoffs in Senegal.

From the Senegalese expedition, those who were selected are for example Philippe Jordan Bayehe who was the best Cameroonian player during the first leg. At his side, other basketball players like Benoit Mbala, Arnaud Adala Moto or Paul Eboua.

Cameroon’s hopes also rest on local players, who shone in the Basketball Africa League with FAP. They are Brice Eyaga who was the best defender in the competition, Cyrille Liale, Charles Minlend Junior, Narace Williams and Russel Tchewa. By the start of the tournament, the list of 12 players selected for the confrontations will be made public.

The world Cup will be played from August 25 to September 10, 2023 in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.

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Source : Cameroon Tribune



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