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Action Resumes on Tuesday With Eight Teams Vying for Remaining Four Q/Final Places

July, 31 2023.

Having observed Monday as Rest Day, eight of the twelve teams, at the 2023 FIBA Women's Afrobasket championship in Rwanda will be back on court at the BK Arena in Kigali to slug it out for the remaining four quarterfinal slots.

Defending Champions, the D'Tigress of Nigeria; hosts Rwanda, Mali and Lionesses of Cameroun, will however have an additional day of rest, and won't be in action on Tuesday, having already qualified for the quarterfinals, by topping their respective groups.

Tuesday's action, pits the sides that finished in second, against those that placed third, and winners of the four quarterfinal Play-offs, will go on to face the four group winners; Nigeria, Cameroun, Mali and Rwanda.

Angola takes on Guinea, Egypt will slug it out with Senegal, Mozambique battles Côte d'Ivoire; before the day is rounded off with a potentially explosive tie between Congo DR and the Gazelles of Uganda who inflicted on the Lionesses of Senegal, their first defeat, in Rwanda.

Senegal lost to Uganda 85-83, and were also beaten 72-49 by Mali who also sent out a strong statement on their internet to win the title this time, having lost the final of the last edition to Nigeria.

Senegal have not won the title since 2015, and losing twice at the preliminary phase surely adds to their worries. But as the best team, in the history of the tournament, now in its 28th edition, writing them off is at ones peril.

And with two wins against the DR Congo and Egypt, D'Tigress of Nigeria have extended their run of consecutive victories to 21; a form that should excite fans of the three-peat champions, who are gunning for a record equalling fourth title, in Rwanda, reports.

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