Season 3 of the Basketball Africa League is beneath manner.
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 splendid starting within the lengthy march in the direction of the ultimate match of Kigali in Rwanda.
“Very joyful, very joyful, twice joyful particularly if you beat the house staff within the opening recreation. It’s the grail. However crucial factor for us is to not keep on this victory. An important factor is to win recreation after recreation” affirmed Stephane Konate, ABC Captain.
Profitable recreation after recreation however particularly hoping to fall on a staff 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 instances on the within recreation. We did not rebound as we must always have. We took 22 factors on counter-attacks, we should change our perspective for the video games to come back”, admitted Mamadou Gueye, AS Douanes’s coach.
The Senegalese don’t have any extra room for error. The Douanes gamers should react on Wednesday towards 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 staff of AS Douanes 76-70. A staff of AS Douanes which misplaced because of clumsiness versus the Ivorian staff which might depend specifically on a sure Harouna, writer of 25 factors together with 5 out of 10 within the pictures.