Senegal and DRC shut qualifiers

Winners of the primary three qualifying matches for AfroBasket 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, Senegal, are nearly assured to get their ticket. The Congolese have gained two of their three matches beneath this worldwide window (25-29 November) and will validate their ticket in the course of the newest qualifying match 19-21 February 2021.

No unhealthy shock for the Senegalese males’s basketball crew. The five-time African champion gained his first three matches within the AfroBasket qualifier 2021 in his first worldwide window from 25 to 29 November in Kigali. It’s in the identical Rwandan capital that the competitors will happen from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

For his first on the bench in “Lions”, Boniface Ndong didn’t actually have an opportunity to tremble. After a peaceful begin in opposition to Kenya (92-54), his males allowed to launch the ultimate quarter in opposition to Mozambique (60-53) and Angola, winners of seven of the final ten editions (66-51). Their lead ten minutes from time was too nice for his or her opponents to hope for something.

Bronze medalist from the final AfroBasket, 2017, Senegal can confidently strategy the subsequent worldwide window from 19 to 21 February. The Senegalese, first in Group B, don’t even essentially should win a match as, as a reminder, the primary three in every group of 4 qualify.

The Democratic Republic of Congo should finish its work

The deal is an identical for 3 different groups that additionally win of their first three conferences. That is the case with Nigeria versus South Sudan (76-56), Rwanda (83-62) and Mali (91-68), in Group D. The Malars, who’re overwhelmed twice in Kigali, should struggle within the subsequent match to qualify sig.

Egypt, winners in Alexandria in opposition to Uganda (96-77), Cape Verde (91-82) and Morocco (99-76) ought to, blocking an enormous shock, validate their ticket in February. Similar factor for Tunisia, title holder and Group A attackers in Madagascar (89-52), Central African Republic (80-63) and DRC (61-50). The Congolese, who’ve gained their different two matches, solely want one victory within the subsequent match. They’re very near a second participation in a row at AfroBasket.

As a reminder, in February final yr, the primary worldwide window passed off in Yaoundé, place groups in a pool C dominated by the Ivory Coast.


Twenty groups take part within the second qualifier for AfroBasket 2021. These groups are divided into 5 teams of 4. In every group, the crew performs two mini-tournaments. The highest three groups from every group after the qualifiers advance to the ultimate match in Rwanda.


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