By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Egyptian U18 women basketball team are the 2020 Afrobasket Champions after beating defending champions, Mali 68-63 in the final on Wednesday.
After a round rubbing tournament which had seen the three teams – Mali, Egypt and Senegal play one another twice, Mali and Egypt went qualified for the final.
Having defeated Egypt twice already in the tournament, all eyes were on Mali to defend the title it won in 2018.
However, it was a different story as Hager Yassine’s powerful display helped Egypt rule the day.
The signs of an Egypt triumph were on the wall after a cagey first half ended 34-33 in favour of Egypt.
The 2018 champions did all it could to retain the title, but Egypt fought hard to extend it lead by two points before the end of the match.
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