Basketball: Al Ahly qualify to African Championship semi-finals
Al Ahly basketball team defeated Cameroonian Piak in the African Basketball Championship quarter-final match 63-60.
The Red Devils secured this important win in the last seconds of the game to play against Nigerian Kano Pillars in the sem-finals. Al Ahly thrashed Kano Pillars earlier in the championship in the groups stage 76-92.
Al Ahly players were able to take charge of the game from and widen the score gap to 10 points, yet Paik fought hard and closes this gap to only one point. Marx Kamingez from the Egyptian side however, had a final say after scoring two free throws ending the game for Al Ahly with 63 points.
“We defeated Kano Pillars in this tournament, but the semi-final is totally different,” Ibrahim El-Gamal said to Al Ahly’s official website after the match.
The Nigerian side managed to reach the semi-finals after beating El Mogamaa from Algeria 81-91. The two teams will clash on Thursday in Cairo.
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