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Cameroon is the fifth nation to qualify to the 2019 FIBA Africa Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) after completing a sweep in its two legged tie against Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cameroon confirmed its place in the biannual tournament after beating Congo 70-66 in the second game between the two nations this past weekend.

In the first game, Cameroon hit DR Congo hard courtesy a 91-46 result; both games were played in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.

Thanks to the sweep, Cameroon became the fifth nation to book a spot in the upcoming tournament from August 16-25 in a yet to be named host nation.

Defending champions Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Mozambique are the nations who have a spot in this year’s competition. All four nations qualified automatically after making it to the semifinals in the 2017 edition.

The next round of qualifiers is scheduled to take place on May 24 in Uganda in Zone 3. Nigeria won its third title after beating record winners Senegal 65-48 in the final.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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