Uganda and Mali play in the final game of four scheduled fixtures in Group A and D combined; the game tips off at 18:00 in Bamako.
Group B host Mali lost surprisingly 70-74 to Rwanda while Uganda fell to the might of 2015 African Champions Nigeria; the Silverbacks lost 86-102 to Nigeria.
A loss for either team tonight means a place at the bottom spot in the standings with Nigeria set to play Rwanda for Group B’s top spot.
In Group D, a West African showdown between Senegal and Ivory Coast open today’s round of games at 13:00 GMT with Senegal riding on the back of a 70-65 win over Central African Republic.
Ivory Coast on the other hand, lost 53-66 to Mozambique. The latter that doubles as host made an encouraging start and faces Central African at 15:30 GMT.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter