Kenya hit Cape Verde for first AfroBasket win

Christine Akinyi

Kenya's Christine Akinyi tires to get past a Cape Verde player during their Fiba AfroBasket Championship match in Yaounde on September 19, 2021.

Photo credit: Pool | Fiba

What you need to know:

  • The win was sweet revenge for Kenya, who lost 63-41 in the ninth place playoff when these two sides last met in 2013.
  • Before this win, Kenya had also suffered losses against Cape Verde (64-57) and Angola 964-51) at the 2019 AfroBasket and in their opening match against Cameroon three days ago.

Kenya Lionesses secured their first win at the Fiba AfroBasket Championships after running out 61-58 winners against Cape Verde in their last Group “A” match of the 25th edition in Yaounde, Cameroon on Sunday night.


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