Defeat to Mozambique ends Lionesses AfroBasket campaign

Defeat to Mozambique ends Lionesses AfroBasket campaign

Melissa Akinyi led the Kenyan scorers, managing 10 points but it was Natalie Mwangale who was Kenya's top performer, registering 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for George Mayienga's charges.

Natalie Mwangale in action against Mozambique/Photo/FIBA AfroBasket

Kenya exited the FIBA Women's AfroBasket Championship after going down 72-50 to Mozambique in their pre-quarterfinal clash in Yaounde, Cameroon on Wednesday 22 September 2021. 

Melissa Akinyi led the Kenyan scorers, managing 10 points but it was Natalie Mwangale who was Kenya's top performer, registering 8 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for George Mayienga's charges.

Speaking after the game, Akinyi said, "It is a learning experience, no team is easy. We take the lessons, not the loss. 

Mayienga on his part ecohed Akinyi's sentiments, saying, "It's a new team , from the technical bench to the players. Most of the players have never been in such a championship. It is a learning experience for the technical bench and players as well."

The Lionesses were in Pool A where they lost 74-50 to Cameroon before recovering to beat Cape Verde 61-58, setting up this clash with Mozambique. 

 

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