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After dispatching Cape Verde 75-65 in the semifinals, Tunisia’s National Men’s Basketball Team is on the verge of winning its second AfroBasket title in a row.

The 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket) Final is to be played between Tunisia and Ivory Coast at 15:00 GMT at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

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Tunisia’s 7 foot 2 inch Center Salah Mejri recorded 14 points and six rebounds while Cape Verde’s 7 foot 3 inch Edy Tavares registered 16 points and eight rebounds in the battle of the big men.

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However, Mejri got support from teammates Omar Abada, Makram Ben Romdhane and Michael Roll who scored 14, 16 and 14 points respectively in the contest.

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The North African nation takes on West African nation Ivory Coast in the final with the Ivorians making their first final appearance since 2009.

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Ivory Coast shocked Senegal by beating them 75-65 on the back off Matt Costello’s 17 points and 12 rebounds performance. Senegal plays neighbor Cape Verde to determine the bronze medal winner at 11:30 GMT.

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By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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