Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Enan in action against Nigeria in 2017. Photo Courtesy
Souleyman Diabate of Ivory Coast. Photo Courtesy:
Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The final round of qualification games for the 2019 FIBA World Cup to be held in China is to be held in Ivory Coast’s largest city Abidjan.

Abidjan will host games in Group F later this month from February 22-24 with the host nation in line to qualify to the competition.

The list did not include former Tertiary Player of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Basketball Awards Romeo Enan who plays for Dalia Sportive Grombalia in Tunisia.

The 6 foot 11 inch Center played for Ivory Coast at the 2017 African Nations Championship after starring in the continental’s premier club competition-AfroLeague.

Head Coach Paolo Povia stuck to most of the players who featured in the last round and won two of three games as Nigeria secured qualification.

Ivory Coast is hosting a FIBA event for the first time hosting the 2013 AfroBasket and is gunning for a World Cup sport for the first time since 2010.

Below is a full list of players called up to the roster:

Tiegbe Bamba
Adjehi Baru
Bali Coulibaly
Souleymane Diabate

Guy Edi
Vafessa Fofana
Jean Francois Kebe
Mohamed Kone

Herve Lamizana
Bryan Pamba
Asselain Pohohoulou
Issife Soumahoro

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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