Basketballghana.com can confirm 12 countries have secured qualification to the FIBA 2021 African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket).
The final round of qualifiers head to the final day of games to be played in Yaounde, Cameroon with three spots available. 2021 AfroBasket Host Rwanda has automatically qualified to play in the competition.
Minnows South Sudan and Kenya have generated a ton of buzz after progressing to the Championship in dramatic fashion; South Sudan gained independence in 2011 and former NBA player Luol Deng took charge as Head Coach and Federation leading the young country to the Championship.
Liz Mills became the first female Head Coach to lead an African Nation Men’s Team to the tournament after leading Kenya to beat continental giant Angola 74-73 with the buzzer beating shot coming from Tylor Ongwae.
Defending champion Tunisia, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Senegal, Angola, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali and Egypt have also secured progression.
This year’s AfroBasket is the 30th edition of the continental tournament.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter