Four nations have progressed to the quarterfinals of the inaugural FIBA AfroCan tournament taking place in Bamako, Mali. Angola, DR Congo, Tunisia and host nation Mali have clinched their spots.

However, the list of quarterfinal matchups is to be completed later tonight when the Round of 16 games are honoured.

Nations that failed to progress from the group stage get the chance to do so with the remaining eight nations in the pool set to face off.

Egypt takes on Chad, Kenya plays Ivory Coast, Algeria takes on Nigeria and Guinea plays Morocco; the Morocco-Guinea matchup tips off at 13:45 GMT.

Ivory Coast lost both games in the preliminary round but has a chance to make the quarterfinals at the expense of a Kenyan side that won one of two games at the group stage.

Ivory Coast Center Romeo Enan’s play is central to the Elephants chances of making the cut. After a slow start, the 6 foot 11 inch player registered seven points, 11 rebounds and two steals in 14 minutes against Mali.

Enan (on the floor) v Mali Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Tunisia-Egypt Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Mali-Algeria Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Algeria beat Ivory Coast 85-75 but lost 68-70 to Mali and are fancied to beat Nigeria who lost to DR Congo and Kenya.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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