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Second Round African WC Qualifiers tips off

Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The second round of 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifying games has commenced with a host of big names clinching wins in the first game.

Senegal, Nigeria, Tunisia, Angola and Egypt clinched wins and roll into the second of three games scheduled for this weekend later today.

Tunisia and Morocco faced off in an all North African showdown and host Tunisia clinched a 65-50 win to stretch its winning run to seven.

The 2017 African Champions are hoping to channel its fine form into booking a spot in China as one of Africa’s five representatives.

Mali clinched a narrow 66-65 win over Central African Republic at the National Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria in Group F.

Senegal held on for 94-89 win over Rwanda also in Group F before host Nigeria clinched an 84-73 win over fellow West Africa nation Ivory Coast.

Egypt beat Chad 99-83 and Angola clinched an 83-76 win over Cameroon. Six games featuring all nations will be played later today.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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