Guinea celebrates win Photo Courtesy: FIBA

With the group phase of the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket coming to an end, the list of shock results continues to roll on at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

After Cape Verde beat 11 time African Champions Angola en route to winning all three games to progress to the quarterfinals as Group A winners, Guinea and Kenya have thrown their names into the mix.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

West African nation Guinea beat former AfroBasket Champions Egypt via an 86-78 win to progress to the qualification stage for the quarterfinals.

Both countries have a win and two losses in three games and will compete on Monday, August 30 to determine their quarterfinal qualification fate. Egypt plays Angola and host nation Rwanda plays Guinea.

Mills Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Guinea’s win was its first win at the AfroBasket in 36 years and on its return to the competition after a 28 year hiatus, Kenya recorded its first win by beating Mali 72-66.

Kenya picked up the win earlier today with Head Coach Liz Mills becoming the first Female Head Coach in the Men’s AfroBasket to do so.

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Cape Verde and Tunisia have qualified to the quarters as Group A and Group B winners respectively. Both teams won all three games at the group phase.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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