Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm four nations have secured qualification to the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) without losing a qualification game.

The final window of qualifying games ended this past weekend in Yaounde, Cameroon and Monastir, Tunisia and 13 countries have booked their places in the upcoming Championship.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Due to positive COVID 19 cases of five Uganda players, qualification games involving the East African nation have been postponed to a yet to be determined date.

Defending Champions Tunisia, Nigeria and Ivory Coast won all six games to book their spots in the 30th edition of the continental championship; Egypt secured qualification with five wins in five games.

Nigeria Guard Uzoh Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Tunisia beat Central African Republic 63-58 in the final game for both nations to top Group A while Nigeria topped Group C; The West African nation lost to Tunisia at the 2017 edition after winning the title in 2015.

Kenya celebrates win over Angola Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Egypt beat Morocco 84-59 while Ivory Coast beat host Cameroon 64-57 while Senegal lost 51-82 to miss out on a perfect record.

Surprise package Kenya lost 44-71 to Mozambique after securing AfroBasket qualification for the time in 28 years.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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