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World Championships 2010 – Team Angola

By on April 18, 2010 in News

2010 FIBA WOrld ChampionshipsThe Angolan national team has come a long way since being the first team to face the invincible “Dream Team” at the 1992 Olympic Games. Although Angola finished those games with their best ever Olympic finish (10th place), their performance in FIBA and African championships has steadily improved as time has passed.

As the current African champions, they have won 10 of the last 11 Africa Championships, dating all the way back to 1987 (they finished 3rd in 1997 when Senegal won). They also have had the last five tournament MVP titles come their way (currently held by Joaquim Gomes).

The team has been a bit less successful in the FIBA Championships, placing a team-best 10th at the last tournament in 2006 out of 24 teams. However, this is on the back of tremendous growth in the European level of play and highly supportive basketball structures and resources.

Angola basketball team

Angola will no doubt be looking to continue the improvement in their record this year as they take on the world’s best teams and players in Singapore.

A formidable African team, Angola carries Africa’s greatest hopes into the 2010 World Championships. Good luck team Angola, we wish you every success!

More about Team Angola

With the World Championships of Basketball coming up later this year, we thought some information about the participating teams would be useful. If you have something to share regarding the teams or the tournament, please let us know.

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