Luanda — The national senior men’s basketball team defeated Croatia on Monday 93-73 in their third and final match of the Kunshan International Tournament in China as they prepare for the World Cup, running from 31 August to 15 September.
The Angolan team had lost before the counterparts of China (62-73) and Puerto Rico (64-66).
Following preparation, the team coached by Willian Voigt will also play in China three matches with Liaoning Club, winner of the last Chinese championship, on 15, 17 and 19.
Subsequently, the team travels to South Korea, where they will participate in the Four Nations Tournament, with the Czech Republic, (August 24), Lithuania (25) and the host team (27).
Angola is part of the group D of the China2019 World Cup, in the city of Foshan, along with Serbia, debut opponents, August 31, Italy Sept.2 and the Philippines Sept. 4.
Following are the players who will represent the country: Carlos Morais, Leandro Conceição, Gerson Gonçalves, Valdelício Joaquim, Reggie Moore, Gerson Domingos, Jose Antonio, Eduardo Mingas, Leonel Paulo, Yannick Moreira, Olímpio Cipriano and Hermenegildo Mbunga.