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Ivory Coast’s Abidjan Basket Membership beat Senegal in opening match

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Season 3 of the Basketball Africa League is beneath approach. 

The hostilities had been launched Saturday by the Sahara Convention going down in Senegal’s capital, Dakar

Already an enormous sensation with the defeat 70-76 of the Senegalese As Douanes in entrance of the Ivorians of Abidjan Basket Membership. For the Fighters it’s the very best starting within the lengthy march in the direction of the ultimate match of Kigali in Rwanda.

“Very pleased, very pleased, twice pleased particularly whenever you beat the house crew within the opening recreation. It’s the grail. However a very powerful factor for us is to not keep on this victory. An important factor is to win recreation after recreation” affirmed Stephane Konate, ABC Captain.

Successful recreation after recreation however particularly hoping to fall on a crew as beneficiant as AS Douanes. Unhealthy within the pictures, absent in defence and really feverish within the rebounds, the Gabelous couldn’t hope for higher.

“We will solely blame ourselves. Offensively, we missed too many simple baskets. After which, we had been dominated at occasions on the within recreation. We did not rebound as we must always have. We took 22 factors on counter-attacks, we should change our angle for the video games to return”, admitted Mamadou Gueye, AS Douanes’s coach.

The Senegalese don’t have any extra room for error. The Douanes gamers should react on Wednesday in opposition to Rwanda Power Group. As a reminder, 6 groups make up this Sahara Convention together with the title holder US Monastir of Tunisia.

Wahany Johnson Sambou , correspondent in Senegal for Africanews, added:

“It’s thus on this victory of ABC Fighters of Abidjan that begins this third season of the Basketball Africa League. The Ivorians who beat the Senegalese crew of AS Douanes 76-70. A crew of AS Douanes which misplaced attributable to clumsiness versus the Ivorian crew which may rely particularly on a sure Harouna, creator of 25 factors together with 5 out of 10 within the pictures.