By Sulayman Bah

Gambia national basketball squad reached the semi-finals of the FIBA sponsored 3×3 tourney in Mali, Foroyaa Gambia in semis of basketball 3x3 in MaliSport can report.

The team lost the opening tie against hosts Mali on Saturday but resuscitated their campaign to beat Guinea Conakry on 13-12 at the Mali Cultural Basketball lawn, a source close to the team camp divulges.

The squad’s win put them on brink of snatching gold hinging on outcome of their semi-final game which was being played as we went to press.

Gambia’s participation in this year’s competition sponsored by international Basketball Association means an end to the country’s thirty-seven-year absence from international basketball.

Coach Foday Singhateh and his charges were ranked T-94 prior to this tournament and last starred in an international Basketball championship in 1978 in the African Championship where they finished 9th.

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