Photo Courtesy: FIBA can confirm qualified countries to compete in the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) are to be drawn into groups on May 27th.

The draw is to be held a little under three months prior to the start of the competition which runs from August 24 to September 5 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

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14 countries have booked places at the upcoming tournament which used to be held biannually but has been moved to a four year window with this year’s edition being the first to be played with the changes.

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The final round of qualification games were played earlier this year in Tunisia and Cameroon but two outstanding games involving Uganda, Cape Verde and Morocco have been set for July 8 and July 15.

Multiple positive COVID 19 tests in the Uganda camp forced organizers to postpone the Silverbacks games; the three countries will battle for the final spots in the competition.

Nigeria Guard Ben Uzoh Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Tunisia is the defending champion after winning the 2017 edition with Nigeria placing second.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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