2017 African Champions Tunisia Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com

Tunisia National Basketball Team Point Guard Omar Abada has stated the team’s attention is now on the 2019 World Cup in China.

He made the statement in a chat with FIBA after leading the North African side to the World Cup and is one of three Africa nations to do so.

Tunisia, Angola and Nigeria have secured three of five African spots at next year’s world event which has the United States of America as defending champions.

Abada was in fine form during the qualifiers contributing 12.3 points and 3.8 assists per game as Tunisia secured its place in China next year. However, the 6 foot 2 inch playmaker is adamant the focus now is on performing well in Asia.

“Now our minds are focused on the FIBA Basketball World Cup” the 25 year old said ahead of the draw in March.

Tunisia are reigning African champions after winning the 2017 AfroBasket with victory over then champions Nigeria.

The next window of qualification games is in February.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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