Tunisia Coach Mario Palma with team.
2017 African Champions Tunisia Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com

Tunisia Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com

Tunisia’s National Men’s Basketball Team is targeting its first win at the WFIBA World Cup and sealing qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games.

This is according to the team’s veteran Point Guard Michael Roll who will lead the reigning African Champions to this year’s World Cup in China.

The 2019 World games runs from August 31 to September 15 with Tunisia drawn in Group C alongside Iran, Spain and Puerto Rico.

Angola, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Tunisia will represent Africa at the competition which has 32 nations competing for the first time.

Speaking to FIBA, the 32 year old Macabbi Tel Aviv American born Guard relayed the team’s ambitions to clinch its first World Cup win after losing all five games at the 2010 edition in Turkey.

“With such high stakes on the line – qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo – we’re focused on doing everything we can to get some wins in China” he said.

The top ranked seven nations at the end of the World Cup qualify automatically to the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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