Kenny Gassana in action for Rwanda Photo Courtesy: FIBA can report the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) has commenced in Kigali, Rwanda.

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The 30th edition of Africa’s premier Men’s Basketball competition runs from August 24 to September 5 with all games to be played at the Kigali Arena.

Mejri Photo Courtesy: FIBA

In the opening game, defending champion Tunisia run away with an 82-46 win over Guinea with former Dallas Mavericks Center Salah Mejri leading the game thanks to his 17 points, four blocks and two steals performance.

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Host nation Rwanda got its campaign off to a flying start thanks to an 82-68 win over DR Congo but the highlight moment in Group A came via Cape Verde’s shock 77-71 win over Angola.

Tavares Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Angola has won the AfroBasket title 11 times but missed out on its first win in the 2021 Tournament; Real Madrid Center Walter Tavares starred for Cape Verde by producing 20 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks.

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Egypt bagged a72-56 win over Central African Republic and earlier today, Nigeria scored an 81-73 win over Mali in the West African showdown.

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By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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