‘Prince of Egypt’ Assem Marey is heading to the world.
Egypt won 71-67 after a close match against Tunisia in the 2023 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup African qualifier held at Al Ittihad Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt on the 25th (Korean time).
With this, Egypt, which recorded 8 wins and 2 losses in the second round, secured at least second place regardless of the remaining game results, and advanced to the finals for the first time in nine years since the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Marey, loved by KBL and Changwon LG fans, represented Egypt and recorded 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 21 minutes and 27 seconds. He couldn’t stand on the court for a long time due to a foul out, but helped him win with his overwhelming rebounding ability.
In Egypt, Ehab Saleh scored 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, and Abdelheim also led the victory with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. 스포츠토토
Tunisia, which was once evaluated as the strongest in Africa after Angola, faced the risk of being eliminated from the preliminaries without overcoming the downward trend that has continued since the death of the golden generation. The last members of the golden generation, such as Omar Abada (19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists), Markram Ben Lomdan (22 points, 12 rebounds), and Michael Roll (19 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists), fought hard, but failed to cross the Egyptian wall.
Meanwhile, in the African qualifiers, where 5 tickets were given, Côte d’Ivoire, South Sudan and Egypt took 3 tickets. The remaining two chapters will decide the main character according to the results of the remaining schedule.