Angola Clinches Olympic Berth

Eduardo MingasAngola locked up a berth for the 2008 Olympics after winning the 2007 AfroBasket against Cameroon Saturday. Angola won 86-72 led by Eduardo Mingas‘ 18 points and Afrobasket MVP Joaquim Gomes (13 points, 5 rebounds). With the silver medal in hand, Cameroon will also be heading to Beijing. The game wasn’t as lopsided as some would expect , as Cameroon used their size and energy to keep up with the Angolans. Cameroon was buoyed by Brice Vounang’s 18 points and 10 rebounds, Patric Bouli’s 16 points and Gaston Essengue’s 14 points.

This is Angola’s ninth African Championship.

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