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Nigeria Captain Ike Diogu in action
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The first phase of qualifying games to the 2019 FIBA World Cup set to be held in China rounded up over the weekend in Bamako, Mali and Maputo, Mozambique.

Mali hosted Group B games while Mozambique hosted games in Group D; qualifiers in Groups A and D respectively were played last year.

The qualifiers will continue in June later this year with a quartet of the top African sides leading the various groups.

In Group A, reigning African Champions Tunisia posted a flawless record to gain maximum points ahead of Cameroon, Chad and Guinea.

In Group B, 2015 continental Champions Nigeria blitzed its way to the top with three straight wins with Uganda, Mali and Rwanda following.

In Group C, record African Champions Angola fended off tough competition from Egypt, Morocco and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In Group D, Senegal-who placed fourth at the 2017 African Championship- lead Mozambique, Central African Republic and Ivory Coast.

African has five slots at next year’s competition.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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