Reigning African Nations Championship (AfroBasket) winners Tunisia are set to feature in FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers tonight in Group A.
The qualifiers will be played in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde and ends on November 26 with host nation Cameroon, Chad and Guinea featuring.
Tunisia has avoided a strong group since none of its opponents this weekend qualified for the final four places in the continental tournament.
Unlike fellow powerhouse Angola who has to deal with Morocco, Egypt and Democratic Republic of Congo, the North African side has a relatively easy path to the second round of qualifiers.
Games in Groups A and C will be played this weekend with fixtures in the latter group due to be played in Luanda, Angola.
Coach Mario Palma has named the winning team from AfroBasket to play the qualifiers with an aim to clinch one of three places to progress.
Tunisia has made just one World Cup appearance and is looking to be one of five countries from the continent to feature at the 2019 edition in China.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter