LUANDA (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) - Egypt and Angola will meet in Saturday's Group C of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers in a bid to top the four-team tournament in Luanda.
At first glance, Angola seem favorite not only for benefiting from the homecourt advantage but also for displaying an experienced roster that has been playing together for almost a decade.
However, this Egyptian team may be missing some frontline players such as Assem Marei and Ehab Amin, but they are tremendously competitive.
It's hard to predict a winner between these two African champions.
Key Matchups: Egypt's Ibrahim Elgammal and Angola captain Carlos Morais have been labelled as two of Africa's most talented shooting guards. So, expect a three-pointer contest between the two.
Head-to-Head: Angola currently hold a 6-0 edge over Egypt dating back to the 1997 edition of the African Championship.
The last time they met, at FIBA AfroBasket 2015, Angola ended Egypt's title aspirations in the Quarter-Finals with an 83-63 rout.