Tunisia Center Salah Mejri blocks shot against Cameroon shotPhoto Courtesy: FIBA

Basketballghana.com can confirm 10 African nations have booked their place in the next stage of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers with two spots up for grabs.

This comes in the wake of games played on July 1 and July 2 in Alexandria (Egypt), Abidjan (Ivory Coast)  and Kigali (Rwanda) on the continent to determine the 12 nations that will compete in the final phase of qualification for a place in next year’s World Cup that is to be staged in Philippines, Thailand and Japan.

Rwanda’s Gray dunks ball against South Sudan Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Egypt, DR Congo and Senegal have qualified from Group D with Kenya missing out on progression while Ivory Coast and Angola lead the way in Group C.

Nigeria (white) v Cape Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Guinea and Central African Republic rank third and fourth in the Group and both teams need a win today to have a chance of qualifying to the next stage. Angola plays Central African republic at 16:00 GMT while Guinea plays Ivory Coast in Abidjan

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

South Sudan and Tunisia have qualified from Group B with Cameroon in third place and Rwanda bottom of the Group. Cameroon and Rwanda are battling for the final qualification spot; Cameroon plays South Sudan at 19:00 GMT in Kigali.

Photo Courtesy: NBBF

Matters are settled in Group A as Cape Verde, Nigeria and Uganda have qualified to the next stage at the expense of Uganda.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here