Tunisia Coach Mario Palma with team.
Tunisia players celebrate win

New African Champions Tunisia Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Reigning African Champions Tunisia will be back on the hardwood for the time in a competitive since winning this year’s continental title.

The North African side will be involved in the continent’s World Cup qualifiers this month from November 24 to 26 in Yaounde, Cameroon.

After beating 2015 Champions Nigeria to clinch the 2017 edition in September,Tunisia has been drawn in Group A alongside Guinea, Cameroon and South Africa.

The second round of the qualifiers will be played next year prior to the final round of qualifiers which will be played on home and away basis.

Three teams from each group will make it to the next phase of qualifying games; first round qualifiers in Groups B and D will take place in 2018.

Tunisia won its second Afrobasket title after beating Nigeria 77-65 in the final with Senegal and Morocco coming in a surprise fourth place. Securing a spot in China in 2019 will cap off a successful run.

Attention will paid to how the team fares without the support of its home fans who played a key role in helping the team in the African competition the North African country hosted.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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