Brenda Ekone (with the ball) takes on Nadine Sayed during the game between Uganda and Egypt | Credit: John Batanudde

Tournament Results & Fixtures

Tuesday, February 14

  • South Sudan 68-83 Egypt
  • Uganda 53-61 Kenya

Wednesday, February 15

  • Rwanda 40-54 South Sudan
  • Egypt 85-86 Uganda

Thursday, February 16

  • Kenya 69-58 Rwanda
  • Uganda 74-53 South Sudan

Friday, February 17

  • Rwanda 56-102 Egypt
  • South Sudan 51-80 Kenya

Saturday, February 18

  • Egypt 82-57 Kenya
  • Uganda 78-70 Rwanda

Sunday, February 19

3rd Place: Kenya vs. South Sudan – 3:00 pm
Final: Egypt vs. Uganda – 6:00 pm


The decider of who will represent Zone V at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2023 will be between Uganda Gazelles and Egypt.

Gazelles got the nod to play the final whose winner directly qualifies for the continental championship after Egypt’s 25-point win over Kenya on Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped the Lionesses to 3rd place as Uganda ascended to second place in the three-way win-loss tie.

The Gazelles beat Rwanda (who will host the AfroBasket in July), 78-70, in the final group as they geared up for the Sunday evening showdown with Egypt.

Ritah Imaanishimwe drives paast Raneem Elgedawy | Credit: John Batanudde

Gazelles played out of their skins, especially in the second and third quarters of their group meeting with Egypt and will need even better performance on both ends of the ball.

Hope Akello, Maria Najjuma and Priscilla Aber will have their hands full in keeping Raneem Elgedawy away from the basket while skipper Flavia Oketcho and the rest of the backcourt and wings have to keep Soraia Deghady, Nadine Sayed and Reem Moussa the engineers of Egypt’s offense as well as silent killer Meral Abdelgawad in check.

Uganda’s 3-2 zone defense stagnated Egypt’s perimeter offense but at the other end, the 20 turnovers led to 23 points and thus the Gazelles will need to take better care of the ball.

Jannon Otto take on Nadine Sayed | Credit: John Batanudde

Jannon Otto put on an offensive clinic in the first meeting and without will be the focus of Egypt’s defensive set up and thus the rest of the group has to step up.

Brenda Ekone’s style of play could again earn her many trips to the foul line and will need to shoot better from the stripe.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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