In Quezon, in the Philippines, Angola was defeated in the clash with newcomers South Sudan, which ensured an unprecedented qualification for its team for the Paris2024 Olympic Games, with the best record of the five African teams, after Egypt's defeat against New Zealand (88-86).
At the end of Angola's ninth World Cup participation, Childe Dundão, with 21 points, was once again the top scorer, while Sílvio Sousa scored 12 points and managed six rebounds, both below the record obtained by the Sudanese player from the Chicago Bulls (26 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds).
Angola, whose best ranking is ninth place in 2006, finished the 19th edition of the World Cup in 26th place, being the third African team, behind their last opponent, 17th, and Egypt, 20th. .º.
Equally defeated, debutant Cape Verde left the clash in the farewell to the competition with Japan, 80-71, in Okinawa, where Japanese Josh Hawkinson stood out, with 29 points, compared to the 11 achieved by Edy Tavares and Shane da Rosa.
With this triumph, Japan also secured an Olympic place, thanks to its status as the best Asian team in the World Cup, with 19th final place, ahead of Lebanon and the Philippines, 23rd and 24th, respectively.
The Cape Verdean team debuted in 28th place among the 32 participants in the 2023 World Cup.