Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm the final round of qualification games to determine nations to fill the remaining slots at the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) is to be played between June 15 and July 15.

However, where the games are to be played out is yet to be determined following a release from basketball world governing body FIBA earlier this week.

Uganda, Cape Verde and Morocco are in contention to clinch qualification to this year’s AfroBasket in Kigali, Rwanda in September. Egypt has booked its place by topping the Group (E).

Due to five Ugandan players testing positive for COVID, the country’s trio of qualification games were postponed; the qualifiers were concluded last month in Monastir, Tunisia with Uganda frozen out of the competition.

The FIBA statement read, “Following the postponement of Uganda’s games in application of the COVID-19 Protocol for FIBA Official National Team and Club Competitions and the advice of its Medical Commission, the pending Group E Uganda games, Uganda – Egypt, Morocco – Uganda and Cape Verde – Uganda, will be played between June 15 and July 15, 2021 at a venue to be decided”.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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