The Catalan Agustí Julbe, champion of the Basketball Africa League

The Catalan coach Agustí
Julbe has made history by directing up to the title of the Basketball Africa League to the Egyptian team of Zamalek. The Egyptians surpassed the Monastir Tunisian 63-76 in the final played this Sunday in the bubble of Kigali.

Walter
Hodge He was elected MVP of the final and at the final trophy ceremony he dedicated the award to his teammates and his coach.

The Basketball Africa League Thus closed its first season after the cancellation of last year, trying to consolidate a first-level tournament model with continuity on the continent. The tournament organized by the NBA and the FIBA In which twelve teams from the African continent participated, it was conquered by the Egyptian team after winning the six matches played in Rwanda.

After an even first half (42-44) and a third quarter with few points (51-55), the final was decided for the Zamalek the Ivory Coast guard Mouloukou Diabaté with eleven consecutive points, including three triples, which made it 56-68 that definitively broke the final.

The eaves of the Zamalek Michael Fakuade, who played in the Gipuzkoa GBC in the 2017-2018 season, was the top scorer in the final with 15 points, while the Puerto Rican Walter
Hodge, base of the Egyptian team, was chosen MVP of the tournament.

Julbe, who started his career in the CB Prat and as an assistant at Joventut and Girona youth team coordinator, he was assistant to Perasovic in the Efes and then him Baskonia after having held the same function for five years alongside Xavi
Paschal at Barça.

In July 2028 he directed the Montakit Fuenlabrada replacing Néstor García, who was later relieved in the same position. In 2018 he was an assistant in Gran Canaria.

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