Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm the official logo for the 2021 FIBA African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) has been unveiled.

The logo was unveiled recently with the tournament on track to be hosted during its original set period between August 24 and September 2021 despite challenges presented by the onset of the corona virus pandemic.

Kigali Arena in Rwanda Photo Courtesy: All

Rwanda will host the competition and the logo is dominated by colours of the East African nation’s flag; yellow, blue and green. A popular art form in Rwanda-the imigongo- is represented in the center of the trophy in the logo.

The country’s hilly landscape is represented in the artwork at the base of the trophy; the competition is to be held at the Kigali Arena in the capital city Kigali.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The Kigali Arena was opened in 2019 and hosted the FIBA Under 16 African Women’s Championship; the arena seats 10,000 spectators and is scheduled to host games in the Basketball Africa League (BAL).

Tunisia are the defending African Champions after winning the 2017 edition of the continental tournament which was held biannually until 2017.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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