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VOTE for your MVP of the last day of the African Qualifiers


ALEXANDRIA/LUANDA (Egypt/Angola) - The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers couldn't have finished without stellar individual displays as was the case throughout the three-day event staged in Alexandria and Luanda.

Only one out of the five top performers picked for MVP of Gameday 3 appeared in this list before, and the four newcomers made sure to leave their mark in a competition that started in November 2021 and concluded on Sunday, February 26.

Now, it's your turn to show your passion for the African Qualifiers and vote for your best player of the last day of the African Qualifiers.

But before you cast your vote, take a look at the numbers that these five players put up on Sunday.

A former NBA Academy Africa product, who currently plays for the G League Ignite, Babacar Sane seized the opportunity to display his talent at both ends of the court and help Senegal beat Cameroon 89-63.

Thanks to his already known athleticism, which allows him to attack the rim with ease, Sane made the most of his opportunity. 

The 19-year-old came off the bench to hit three-pointers (3-for-6), grabbed 9 rebounds, blocked one shot and signed off with a game-high of 30 points. 

Congo DR made sure to avoid a second straight qualifying window with a 0-3 mark in the African Qualifiers, and a big part of the Congolese's only win in Alexandria was Mathieu Kamba, who sparked his team with an impressive display. 

Kamba was 5-for-10 from the field to go with 17 points and 8 rebounds as Congo DR hurt reigning African champions Tunisia 72-68.

Egypt faced South Sudan without influentials Anas Mahmoud, Assem Marei and Ehab Amin and Omar Oraby, and Amr Abdelhalim, also known as Gendy, took the leading role as he scored more than half of Egypt's 77 points. Despite Egypt's 97-77 loss, Gendy left his mark with a game-high of 42 points.

Majok Deng was one of the top performers on Saturday's Gameday 2, but on Sunday, he came up with yet another terrific display to help South Sudan close their African Qualifiers campaign with a 11-1.

Coming off the bench, Deng had 8-for-13 shooting, contributed to finish with 22 points, and added 6 rebounds as South Sudan beat Egypt 97-77.

Walter Tavares has never hidden his passion for playing for his native Cape Verde, and, on Sunday, he was tremendous contributing valuable 13 points, 5 rebounds to help Cape Verde beat Cote d'Ivoire 79-64 and qualify for their first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup. 

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