Hiiraan OnlineWednesday, January 23, 2013
The Somali national basketball team on Tuesday beat Kenya 81-78 at the Zone 5 of the FIBA Basketball competition of African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Daresalaam Tanzania.
The game watched by large crowd was exciting and entertaining. Kenya predicted that they will win the game but unexpectedly, the Somali team displayed exceptional performance.The Vice chair of the Somalia Basketball Association Eng Abdulqadir Ali Ghedi who spoke to the Universal TV at the end of the game said that they are very pleased with the victory achieved by the Somali basketball team.
Eng Abdulqadir Ghedi declared that the Somali team is composed of players coming from US, Canada, Australia and Somalia, and that he believes the quality of the players is responsible for the victory.
Eng Abdulqadir Ghedi appealed to the Somali Diaspora to support and encourage the Somali sport and players, underscoring that the Somali Sport needs significant support.
Kenya beat Burundi 71-63 in their opening match.
Somali Basketball is in group with Kenya and Burundi and will play Burundi team tonight.