Rabat – Morocco’s basketball team has had a strong showing at the 2017 Afrobasket tournament, finishing in fourth place after a tough third-place match against Senegal on Saturday.
The team’s match with Senegal came after a 60-52 defeat to Tunisia on Friday’s semi-final game at the tournament, which took place Sept. 8 to 16 in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis.
The team’s coach, Said Bouzidi, said that Morocco’s performance during the 2017 competition was a marked improvement since last year, when the team finished in 13th place. According to Bouzidi, this progress is “the fruit of the hard work undertaken by the team, which honored the national basketball at the level of the African continent,” reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The coach continued that Morocco’s performance at Afrobasket 2017 was “very positive,” adding that “the national team can improve a lot during the next competitions.”
Tunisia’s basketball squad managed to wrap up a victory over Nigeria’s senior male basketball team, D’Tigers, in the final game played on Saturday.