This is going to be a battle for third place as both teams will like to tournament on a high after getting trounced out of the Semi-Finals. Here, Senegal will take on Cape Verde to finish off its AfroBasket campaign. This game is going to be played in Kigali, Rwanda. More about SEN vs CPV Dream 11 will be given below.
Cape Verde exceeded expectations by making it to the Semi-Finals and even though their championship hopes are dashed, every team wants to leave a tournament with a win even if it is for third place. Senegal has played some inspirational basketball and they performed as expected winning all their games before running into the juggernaut in Ivory Coast during the Semis. If we talk about match-ups then the Center battle between Walter Taveres and Gorgui Dieng deserves a mention first up. Both players are averaging a double-double and have had an enormous impact at both ends of the floor. One of the major struggles for both teams has been inconsistent shooting at the two-guard position and their big players have carried the load. Nunes Xavier will need to shoot better for Cape Verde while Senegal will hope that Alga Ndiaye gets his act together. Senegal may have a slight edge but the Taveres’ led Cape Verde has surprised some big guns in the tournament. Who will win this penultimate battle of the day?
Match Timing: 5 September, @ 05:00 PM
Venue: Kigali Arena
Kigali Arena is the venue of the event, which is in Kigali, Rwanda.
Senegal| Cape Verde
Games: 05| 05
Wins: 04| 03
Defeats: 01| 02
SEN vs CPV Dream11 Fantasy Lineup (Based on recent averages and playing time)
PG: A Ndiaye, F Mendonca
SG: C B Diallo
SF: P Henry
PF: J Almedia
C: G Dieng(PP), W Tavares(SP), K Mendes
Gorgui Dieng is averaging a double-double and has performed admirably. Gorgui is a candidate as the Super-Player/Pro-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
Walter Tavares has been one of the most destructive players throughout the tournament.
*stats from the last game*
Gorgui is an athletic phenom and can perform tough interior moves. He also has a decent shooting touch which further allows him to open up avenues to score inside on high-flying dunks or tough layups. His defensive intensity and rebounding tenacity make him a terrific big who can positively influence the game in many ways. He has averaged an impressive 18.0 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.2 BPG, and 1.0 SPG.
Tavares is a seven-foot three inches Center with a heavy-built and intelligent playing style, making him difficult to contain. Walter has shown a lot of heart on the rebounding end and leads all rebounders in the tournament with a 13.0 RPG. He has also shattered the backboard with a dunk once in the tournament showing the athleticism and power he has in the paint. Walter is averaging 16.4 PPG, 4.0 BPG, and 1.4 SPG.
Badio plays with a shooter’s mentality and has an amazing balance at the guard spot. He uses hesitation moves while dribbling and create his own shots in multiple ways, shooting 12/26 from the three-point line. Brancou has averaged 16.8 PPG, 5.4 APG, 3.8 RPG, and 1.6 SPG.
Jeffrey Nunes Xavier
Jeffrey is a player with myriad ways of influencing the game. He is the primary ball-handler for Cape Verde so dishing dimes is one of his specialties. However, he is athletic and can also gobble up rebounds, and also has a number of moves to score. Although he has done a little bit of everything, he has only shot 29% from the field and went 2/12 against Tunisia in Semi-Finals. Overall, Nunes is averaging 12.0 PPG, 6.2 APG, 6.0 RPG, and 1.0 SPG.
Pierria is an amazing passer and his court vision allows him to find shooters, finishers, and cutters even through tough angles. He can also score from inside the three-point arc but has struggled from the field, shooting just 32.3%. Pierria is averaging 5.5 PPG, 7.5 APG, 4.5 RPG, and 2.5 SPG.
Almeida is a stretch-four meaning as a forward he likes to shoot the ball from distance. Ivan has contributed 12/31 from deep at around 38% which means he is a threat from out there. He is also a hardworking rebounder and an intelligent passer who is averaging 10.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.6 APG, and 1.8 SPG.
Averaging 11.2 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.8 BPG, and 1.0 SPG.
Averaging 13.4 PPG and 5.2 RPG.
Averaging 9.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG.
Averaging 8.6 PPG
BENCH: Mamadou Faye, Maurice Ndour, Moustapha Diop, Papa Malick Dime, Bouba Toure, Bamba Diallo, Ibrahima Faye.
Senegal Squad: Gorgui Dieng, Bamba Diallo, Alga Ndiaye, Mamadou Faye, Ibrahim Faye, Brancou Badio, Maurice Ndour, Moustapha Diop, Papa Malick Dime, Bouba Toure, Youssou Ndoye, Henry Pierria.
PF: Ivan Almeida
SF: Joel Almeida
C: Walter Tavares
SG: Fidel Mendonca
PG: Jeffrey Nunes Xavier
BENCH: Patrick Lima, Anderson Correia, Kenneti Mendes, Patrick Abreu, Sekouba Condé, Ailton Manuel Lopes Marques, Kevin Coronel
Cape Verde squad: Patrick Lima, Jeffrey Nunes Xavier, Ivan Almeida, Fidel Mendonça, Anderson Correia, Joel Almeida, Kenneti Mendes, Patrick Abreu, Sekouba Condé, Ailton Manuel Lopes Marques, Kevin Coronel, Walter Tavares
Catch the live stream on LBTV AfroBasket on paid subscription and follow the score on fiba.basketball/afrobasket. Post-match highlights and interviews are available on FIBA’s official Youtube channel
No Indian TV channel shows the game.