Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Kenya and DRC qualified

Basketball ball during the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat on February 1, 2021. (Illustrative image) AP – Lynne Sweet

The list of qualified for the next African Men’s Basketball Championship (from August 24 to September 5) was filled again this Saturday, February 20 during the seven qualifying matches that were disputed. In group A, the Central African Republic beat Madagascar (79-72), while Tunisia, leader and qualified since Friday, beat the DRC (73-68). The Central African Republic, second, and the DRC, third, have qualified for Afrobasket, while Madagascar finishes fourth and will not be in Rwanda. In group B, Senegal and Angola, qualified since Friday, have experienced varying fortunes. The Senegalese dominated Mozambique (84-43) and the Angolans were beaten by Kenya (74-73). Mozambique is eliminated and Kenya takes the third qualifying place. In Group C, Côte d’Ivoire, qualified since Friday, easily beat Equatorial Guinea (93-50), and Cameroon won against Guinea (98-67). Cameroon is qualified, while there is still one ticket to be taken in this group between Equatorial Guinea and Guinea. Finally, in Group E, Egypt qualified by beating Cape Verde (94-65). Recall of qualifiers on February 20 (13 out of 16): Rwanda (as host country), Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya, Mali, DRC, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia. Still in contention on February 20: Cape Verde, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Uganda Eliminated: Madagascar, Mozambique.


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