Outstanding qualification games to the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) are to be cleared in July ahead of the continental championship.

Games involving Uganda, Cape Verde and Morocco are to be played on July 8 and July 15 tentatively Basketballghana.com can confirm.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The games were postponed due to a handful of positive COVID 19 tests in Uganda’s contingent that flew to Tunisia to compete in the final round of qualifiers held earlier this year.

Uganda’s games were suspended due to the medical outcome despite strong protest from the team that had seven players available to play the qualification games.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The outstanding games will determine the final pair of countries to compete at this year’s AfroBasket with 14 spots already confirmed including host nation Rwanda and defending champion Tunisia.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

This year’s AfroBasket is the first to be held after a four year window; previous editions were held after two years. The likes of Nigeria, Angola, Mali and Kenya have qualified to compete while South Sudan makes its debut appearance.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here