Central African Republic has made it to the 2017 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) following a 67-64 win over West African side Chad.
The team has sealed a place in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers set to begin in November this year.
CAR sealed qualification after emerging top in a specially arranged qualification phase which took place in Bamako, Mali and had Zimbabwe also compete.
Central Republic got the better off the winner in the Chad-Zimbabwe a day after Chad beat Zimbabwe 57-45 in the
CAR veteran Point Guard Michael Mokongo top scored with 24 points and had a game high eight assists in the game.
As a result, CAR joins 15 other countries set to compete in the continental championship on a yet to be determined date this year following issues on hosting that has plagued events leading up to the tournament.
Defending champions Nigeria and multiple time AfroBasket Champions Angola, headlined the qualified teams including Senegal and South Africa.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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