The hard work begins now...
Now, here’s a national team that made it to the finals. Too soon? Whatever. The Egyptian national women’s basketball team has made it to the final of the 2019 AfroBasket Women in Dakar, Senegal this August, which is held by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) - which means they have taken one massive step towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The Egyptian team has paved a streak of whopping wins against Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, under the leadership of by the skilled Raneem Elgedawy and Meral Abdelgawad, who have been the standout players, as well as head coach, Ehab Alalfy.
Egypt now becomes one of 12 teams heading to the finals, qualifying from Zone 5. The team will be facing off with other 'Zone' qualifiers, such as Nigeria, Senegal, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Cameroon and Angola. Egypt's qualification run is the most prolific streak for the term, since their debut in 1974.