Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Four nations remain in contention to win the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) as the competition continues to wind down to a close.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Ivory Coast, defending champions Tunisia, Senegal and Cape Verde have progressed to the semifinals and will compete later on Saturday, September 4 at the Kigali Arena.

Tunisia plays Cape Verde in the first of two semifinal matchups scheduled at 12:00 GMT before Senegal plays Ivory Coast in an all West African matchup at 15:00 GMT.

Cape Verde’s Tavares in action Photo Courtesy: FIBA

North African nation Tunisia is hoping to successfully defend the 2017 title it won and bag the continent’s top prize for the second time in a row.

Mejri (right) Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Cape Verde has largely exceeded expectations and underlined its brilliant run in Rwanda with a 79-71 win over Uganda in the quarterfinals. The game is sure to focus on Tunisia’s 7 foot 2 Center Salah Mejri and Cape Verde 7 foot 3 Center Walter Edy Tavares.

Badio Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Senegal top duo (Gorgui Dieng and Brancou Badio) are sure to have their hands full dealing with Matt Costello on the Ivorian team. Winners progress to the final that takes place on the final day on September 5.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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