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Cachi87
03-04-2009, 08:08 PM
I have a question...
Which are, now, the ten strongest african national teams?

Thank you...
I'n new of the forum. I'm Carlo...

TrueBluePinoy
03-05-2009, 07:46 AM
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/even/rank/p/rankMen.html

zlim
03-05-2009, 08:02 AM
Angola, Nigéria, Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cent. Africa, Cape Verde and Tunisia.

I am sorry for Mali

mvblair
03-05-2009, 01:18 PM
Angola, Nigéria, Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cent. Africa, Cape Verde and Tunisia. I suppose that looks good. Actually I think the FIBA Africa rankings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIBA_Africa) are pretty good with the exception of...
I am sorry for Mali and maybe Morocco too, because niether of those teams have played well in recent years. A lot of these African countries have wonderful players but an ineffective sports governing body, so a team like, for example, Cameroon, recently won second in the Afrobasket African Championship and rose in the FIBA rankings even though they hadn't played a tournament in years.

Personally, I think that Angola, Senegal, Nigeria, and Cape Verde are the best teams (in that order, pretty obvious). Tunisia is next with Egypt, CAR, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon able to become much better at any tournament depending on the players they bring. Egypt is a team that has fallen hard in the past ten years or so, but could be very, very good.

Cachi87
03-05-2009, 02:29 PM
Marocco is a good team... I think it is not weaker than Tunisia.

mvblair
03-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Marocco is a good team... I think it is not weaker than Tunisia. I respectfully disagree. Morocco has a few tough players, including Reda Rhalimi, who is a sure-fire pro for many years to come, but I just don't think they're that good. Now, I could be wrong (I usually am wrong, Cachi!!). Tunisia is historically better and I think they looked pretty good at the last Afrobasket. But, truthfully, I just don't know.

Khalid80
03-05-2009, 03:15 PM
Marocco is a good team... I think it is not weaker than Tunisia.

I'll also have to respectfully disagree as well :).
Morocco is one of the good teams in North Africa but their level of play is weaker than Egypt and Tunisia.
The Tunisian bball league is one of the best in Africa and a few months ago there were 2 Tunisian teams that reached the semifinals of the African Championship Cup (Etoile du Sahel, and Stade Nabeulien) while the other 2 teams were from Angola (best league in Africa).

(Note: Most of the Tunisian players on these 2 teams represent the Tunisian NT).

I know that having the best league doesn't necessarily mean that ur NT is the best since for example Cameroon and Senegal have alot of players in Europe and the NBA but in general it is a good indicator.

TrueBluePinoy
03-06-2009, 01:20 AM
Egypt is a team that has fallen hard in the past ten years or so, but could be very, very good.

They topped the FIBA Africa U-18 championships for men so expect good things from them.


Morocco has a few tough players, including Reda Rhalimi,

Former PBA import for Purefoods.

mvblair
03-06-2009, 01:27 PM
They topped the FIBA Africa U-18 championships for men so expect good things from them. You're right. I hope they can do something. They've just had hard times recently.
Former PBA import for Purefoods. That's right! How did he do in the PBA?

TrueBluePinoy
03-08-2009, 06:22 AM
That's right! How did he do in the PBA?

Nice guy, a great team player, a bit hesitant but a solid player nonetheless.

xSpy
06-01-2009, 09:38 AM
I have a question...
Which are, now, the ten strongest african national teams?

Thank you...
I'n new of the forum. I'm Carlo...

Maybe Angola

chacharko
06-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Do you know something about Libya? I read they have Alpha Bangura (Will he take part in afrobasket?) ... How they prepare fot the tournament... Have they got soma camp?? What can I expect from them??

briangarg
09-13-2009, 09:24 AM
I seriously don't no about it friends.

karadoc
09-21-2009, 09:21 AM
what do you think of the rwanda's center robert thompson?

enomakos
12-05-2009, 05:15 PM
Angola, Nigéria, Senegal, Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Cent. Africa, Cape Verde and Tunisia.

I am sorry for Mali

right

zlim
02-17-2010, 08:22 AM
[QUOTE=jj3223;397233]LOOKIN TO PLAY IN THE AFRICA REGION NEXT SEASON AND JOIN A NATIONAL TEAM.

You must try Lybia or Rwanda:)

sinobball
02-23-2010, 06:52 AM
Don't forget "all-African" Qatar, and also Libya (I heard they had guys like Hiram Fuller under a different name...)

rikhardur
11-11-2010, 10:08 PM
[ITW] - Xabi Zusperreguy : "Some african players struggle to play like typical american leader.."

Personnal trainer since 4 years, Xabi Zusperreguy is working daily with african players such as Serge Ibaka, Didier Mbenga or Desagana Diop. He accepted to answer our questions about their seasons.

First of all, could you introduce yourself ?

I'm a personnal trainer since 4 years.I'm working with Serge Ibaka, Emeka Okafor, and Didier Mbenga in the USA .

With which players are you working out ? Since when ?

I'm working with Serge Ibaka, Emeka Okafor or Desagana Diop in the NBA. In France, I worked with Malick Badiane who is playinng in Nancy.My first african I worked with is Desagana Diop, 3 years ago.

Is there any difference between african players and european or US players ?

Yeah sure. Mentality it's only te same thing. African players have less experience than the others. They need some time for reaching the maturity. They're not le leader in their team like european or american. When they arrived in NBA, they can't be the leader. African are often recruit for their phisicall abilities because there's no structures or arenas . So it's difficult to gauge their technical qualities.

You worked a lot with Serge Ibaka this offseason, what's your opinion on his season ?

He makes a good season (10pts-8rbds/game). He's shooting more, he's more consistent. I think he will take another step this season. He's defitively a power forward, he's too small for playing center.Offensiely, he's better at 4 .

Mbenga signed with the Hornets as a back up of Emeka Okafor. This is a new start for him ?

Yes that's sure. He has to get some playing time for showing his qualities. He showed some good stuff in LA for 2 years. He's currently playing 10min per game and he has o find his rythm on this team.

He can help Emeka Okafor to develop his offensive game ?

Yes. I mean Didier is a specialist of defense. When you're training against a guy like Mbenga who is a tremendeous defender, you can just amelioraite your offensive skills.

Emeka has a strong season. What do you think about that ?

In my opinion, he just has more experience in the system. He has more connexions with Chris Paul, sometimes they didn't find each other on the court in the past. Now, it's great to watch them on the court and we can see that the trio Paul-Okafor-West work very well.

Emeka scored a lot of his points on dunks. He can ameliorate his mid range game ?

In fact, Chris Paul is a guy who penetrate a lot.He goes far inthe paint and dished the ball after the free throw line. So when you have that kind of player, naturally you're points will come on dunks. It will not work if Emeka moove away of the basket. I'm not sure that with a big center in the paint, it will be as effective for them. Besides, David West or Jason Smith can shoot at mid range.

What can we expect from Desagana Diop this season ?

It's difficult to say. His playing time isn't regulary. Since 2006, he can't find a place on the rotation. I think that he can contribute to the Bobcats. Generally, Charlotte doesn't find their identities … Some players aren't playing well in the system.

Who will be the best african in 5 years ?

Serge Ibaka whithout doubts. At 21, he's in the starting five for the Thunder, he will progress a lot.

How can you explain that there's no african point guards or guards in the NBA ?

In my mind, there's 2 things. First of all, the competition is more important in USA or Europe than in Africa. We can find 1000 great point guards on the NBA. Then, we miss structures in Africa. It's tuff to ask something to a player if he doesn't have a basketball court or great balls. That's why the majority of african who are recruit in the US are power forward or center.
http://www.fiba-afrique.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=621%3Aitw-xabi-zusperreguy-qcertains-joueurs-africains-ont-du-mal-a-se-mettre-dans-la-peau-du-leader-type-americainq&catid=88%3Ales-interviews-de-jerome&Itemid=128&lang=en

rikhardur
04-04-2012, 02:16 AM
[SUD] - Cooperation:South Sudan wants to learn basketball with Angola

The minister of Youth and Sports of South Sudan, Cirino Hiteng Ofuho Thursday in Luanda said that his country is interested in cooperating specifically in basketball for considering Angola the greatest power on the African continent.

Speaking to the press after a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Gonçalves Muandumba, the South Sudanese official said that the perspective of his government is that athletes benefit from temporary training in national clubs, returning after reaching the desired performances.

Cirino Hiteng Ofuho who was in Luanda with a delegation that signed Wednesday a verbal agreement that defines the lines of cooperation between both African countries.
http://www.fibaafrica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1980&catid=79&Itemid=128&lang=en