Kenya celebrates win over Angola Photo Courtesy: FIBA can report Kenya has qualified to compete in the FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) for the first time in 28 years.

Kenya’s Men’s Basketball Team sealed its place in the 2021 AfroBasket thanks to a dramatic 74-73 win over continental powerhouse Angola.

The Group B matchup played in Yaounde, Cameroon had Tylor Ongwae delivered a long jump shot in the closing seconds of the contest to end Kenya’s wait for an AfroBasket appearance.

Mills Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Kenya Head Coach Liz Mills made history as the first female Head Coach to lead an African nation to the Championship; she was appointed on an interim basis ahead of the qualifiers.

11 times African Champion Angola had a poor scoring outing with only two players scoring in double figures; Carlos Morais and Alexandre Jungo scored 16 and 19 points respectively.

Ongwae Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Kenya on the other hand, had four players score in double figures including game winner Ongwae who scored 16 points in 33 minutes.

13 nations have qualified to this year’s AfroBasket.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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