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Uganda’s Men’s Basketball Team is closing in on a place at this year’s FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) ahead of the final phase of qualification games.

The last window of games to determine nations that qualifies to compete for the African title is slated from February 17 to February 21 in Cameroon and Tunisia; the tournament is due to be held in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Uganda won two of three games in the previous window of games played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda and ranks second in Group E with five points and a point and a spot behind leaders Egypt.

The Silverbacks rank ahead of Cape Verde and Morocco and need to finish in the top three spots to secure qualification to what would be the country’s third AfroBasket appearance in a row.

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Uganda competed at the 2015 AfroBasket in Tunisia and 2017 edition co hosted by Senegal and Tunisia; the East African country plays Egypt on February 18, Morocco on February 20 and Cape Verde with all games to be played in Tunisia.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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