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Senegal’s Clevin Hannah in action against South Africa. Photo Courtesy
West African nation Senegal is one of four in the hunt for a place at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China and is under pressure to win as many games as possible to qualify.

Senegal is second in Group F behind Nigeria and will compete in the final round of games to conclude the list of qualified nations for China later this year.

Nigeria, Angola and Tunisia have qualified to the competition meaning two spots are available for the likes of Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Egypt.

Senegal is due to play Rwanda, Mali and Nigeria this weekend in Abidjan, Ivory Coast for a qualification spot. However, the Teranga Lions have a softer opening fixtures compared to direct rival Central African Republic.

Rwanda and Mali occupy the fifth and sixth place respectively in the group and are far beatable. Central African Republic takes on Mali and Nigeria in the first two games which could sway momentum to Senegal should they record a loss to favorites Nigeria.

Central African is aiming for its maiden World Cup appearance.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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