Equity Hawks to kick off Africa Women's Basketball league against Angola's Inter Clube today

Equity Hawks' Esther Butali, Rita Oluoch and Samba Mjomba celebrate after winning KBF playoffs game 3 finals against KPA at Gymnasium in 2019. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Equity Bank Hawks Basketball Club will on Monday (today) kick off their African Women Basketball League's (AWBL) campaign with a clash against Angolan champions Inter Clube from 5pm East African Time in Egypt.

The 9-day competition previously referred to as FIBA Women’s Africa Champions Cup featuring 10 teams will start with a clash between Cameroon's University of Doula taking on Nigeria's Customs at 11 am (local time).

Equity who joined the competition on a wild card are in Group B that has Inter Clube, Overdose of Cameroon, ASPAC of Benin and Zone Five silver medalists Rwanda Energy Group (REG).

The banker will play in the match of day one action following on REG’s match against Overdose.

The final action of the opening day pits hosts and holders Alexandria Sporting against CNSS with the Mohamed Abdelrahman-coached hosts looking to get their title charge on a winning note.

Last year, the Egyptian side made history by defying all the odds to become the first Egyptian side to be crowned FIBA Africa Champions Cup Women winners, shutting out home team Costa Do Sol 65-58 in a hard-fought Final in Maputo.

The star-studded team boasts last year's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Hagar Amer who is set to captain the side in their quest for another title. 

2023 AWBL

GROUP A
Alexandria Sporting (EGYPT)
⁠CNSS (RD CONGO)
⁠Customs (NIGERIA)
⁠KPA (KENYA)
⁠University of Doula (CAMEROON)

GROUP B
Inter Club (ANGOLA)
⁠Equity Bank (KENYA)
⁠Overdose (CAMEROON)
⁠Aspac (BENIN)
⁠REG (RWANDA)

Gameday 1 schedule:

Universite of Doula vs Customs (11:00)
REG vs Overdose (13:30)
Interclub vs Equity (16:00)

Opening Ceremony (19:00)
Sporting vs CNSS (20:30)

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