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Afrobasket: Cape Verde end Silverbacks impressive campaign to storm semis

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David GOMBE

Cape Verde beat Uganda’s Men national Basketball team 79-71 to storm the 2021 Afrobasket semifinal.

This was the first time that the Silverbacks reached the quarterfinals of the continental showpiece.

They were taking part in their third straight Afrobasket tournament.

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At half time, Cape Verde were leading with 43 points while Uganda had 35 points.

Walter Tavares put up an astonishing performance for his side scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Arthur Kaluma scored the most points for the Silverbacks with 21 points while Ishmail Wainwright managed 13 points.

Uganda will now turn focus to the 2023 FIBA Afrobasket Qualifiers where they will face off with Nigeria, Mali and Cape Verde in Group A.

Cape Verde will now lock horns with reigning champions Tunisia for a place in the final.

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