West African side Cape Verde will not compete in the 2017 Africa Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) set to be held between August 19-30 in Brazzaville, Congo Republic.
Cape Verde failed to get awarded with one of two Wild Card slots to compete in the upcoming Championship. The nation lost out to fellow West African side Guinea and Rwanda.
All three teams failed to make the cut after the qualification process but were in line to compete in the Championship nonetheless due to the Wild Card slots.
The announcement by FIBA Africa completes the list of teams who will compete in the tournament later in the year.
Guinea failed to qualify from Zone 2 falling behind Senegal and Mali despite winning three games while Rwanda lost out to Egypt and Uganda in Zone 5.
Aside host Congo and defending champions Nigeria, 14 other teams including giants Angola, Senegal and Tunisia have booked spots in the tournament.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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