Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm 12 countries have secured qualification to the FIBA 2021 African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket).

Deng Photo Courtesy: FIBA

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.

Kenya celebrates win Photo Courtesy: FIBA

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.

Mills Photo Courtesy: FIBA

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.

Nigeria Guard Uzoh Photo Courtesy: FIBA

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


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