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Afrobasket Pre-Qualifiers: Cape Verde Books The Lone Ticket To Play In Group E For The Afrobasket Qualifiers 2021



Elvis Kang

Sports Writer

With two straight wins in the bag, Cape Verde has qualified to the next round of the AfroBasket Qualifier to fight for a place to participate in the 2021 Afrobasket Scheduled to take place in Rwandan.

Cape Verde survived an early scare in the first game before going on to defeat stubborn host Chad 73 – 90 in a victory that shone the limelight on their character and discipline.

The second game was much more exciting as Cape Verde had a difficult game with the score 91 – 85 against a stubborn South Sudan. In the first quarter much to the excitement of Cape Verde who celebrated each basket, rebound, and steal to pile pressure on the South Suda who soaked in the pressure really well.
An improvement on defense in the second quarter saw Cape Verde take charge of the game and with confidence won the game in style and They were comforted by the scoreline

cape-verde in Action

With South Sudan still to host Chad for the last game of the pre-qualifying tournament in Cameroon, Cape will not need to wait for the game to be played as the team celebrate with high gear for having qualified to play in the group E alongside Morroco, Eygpt, and Uganda.

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The teams in group E will play two tournaments in the international windows. And the top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 to be held in Rwanda.

It is noted that the second window of the Afrobasket qualified will be played in Eygpt as from the 27 November 2020

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Afrobasket Pre-Qualifiers: Cape Verde Too Strong For Chad



Elvis Kang

Sports Writer

Cape Verde gave Chad a bitter pill to swallow after a 73 – 90 baskets in their opener of their Pre-qualifier campaigned in the inner bows of the multipurpose sports complex in Yaounde.

One group of three teams for the FIBA Afrobasket Pre qualifiers were set on Thursday 22 October 2020 at The Multi-Purpose Sports Complex In Yaounde hosted by Chad. It was an exciting basketball game at the multi-purpose Sports Complex in Yaounde.

A slow 6-minute start for both teams in the first quarter. Cape Verde proved they came to Yaounde to book the lone spot in group E to participate in the Afrobasket qualifiers 2021 with an overwhelming performance.

The first half ended with the score 27 – 44  and the second half was almost a peal copy of the first but the host Chad stood their grounds and came up with a fighting spirit and took the mantle of leadership from the visitors in the 3rd quarter but their performance was not enough to seal a win in Yaounde chosen to be their host City and at full time the game ended in favor of Cape Verde 73 – 90.

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It should be noted The 30th edition of the Afrobasket tournament will take place from 17th to the 29th August 2021 in Rwanda for the second time since it was moved from 2 to 4 years.
The teams that have achieved qualification for the Final Round of FIBA AfroBasket 2021 will compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

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FIBA Africa:Afro-Basket Qualifiers 2021- Cameroon Too Strong For Neighbors Equatorial Guinea



Cameroon gave Equatorial Guinea a bitter bill to swallow after a 90 – 58 baskets in their opener of the group C campaigned in the inner bows of the multipurpose sports complex in Yaounde. one of the venues hosting 2021 Afro-basket pre-qualifiers.

The host Cameroon began the first quarter in a ruthless manner as 15 baskets were scored from three points, 12 baskets from 2 points and 4 baskets from free throws won giving the team an advantage in the first quarter as it ended 31 -16 baskets in favor of the host Cameroon

The second quarter was almost a peal copy of the first but the away side Equatorial Guinea stood their grounds and team Cameroon could only score 27 baskets with more of 2 points scored ending the second quarter by 27 -12 baskets. At half time it was host Cameroon that was leading with a score of 58 – 28 baskets a difference of 30 points

Cameroon In Action

After the break, Equatorial Guinea came up with a fighting spirit and took the mantle of leadership from the host in the 3rd quarter as team Cameroon went to sleep and the Guinean proved they are a team to recond with as the 3rd quarter ending in their favor 12 – 22 even though with eight men. It was a difficult 3rd quarter for the host as they could not find the net in their shootings and rebounds were as well difficult to get

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Team Cameroon proved its supremacy yet again in the 4th quarter powerfully to win it with a score of  20 – 8 baskets. Even though the Guineans outscored Cameroon 12 – 22 in the third quarter, Cameroon’s victory was never under threat as they dominated it from start to finish.

Four Cameroonians scored eleven points each in a game that they led by as many as 36 points, outshined Guinea with an impressive ball movement (17-8 in assists) and more importantly Cameroon won the rebounding battle 44-30.

With only eight players available team Equatorial Guinea for the tournament, Equatorial Guinea’s bench contributed 12 points against Cameroon’s 48.

combining all four quarters, the host ended the game with the first victory with the score of 90 – 58 baskets  a difference of 32 points


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9    Points   12

8  Rebounds  7

  Assists  2

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FIBA Africa: Afro-Basket Pre Qualifiers 2021 Complete Fixtures, And Host Country



Cameroon was selected by FIBA Africa to host the 2021 Afro-basket pre-qualifiers group C consisting of host Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, and Ivory Coast. After the just ended basketball league qualifier hosted by Cameroon, FIBA Africa entrusted the hosting of Afro-basket again by Cameroon to take place at the inner bows of the beautiful multipurpose sports complex in the city of Yaounde as from the 21 February to the 23 February 2o20.

The host, Cameroon returns home the first time since November 2017 when they finished second in Group A of the FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers.


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The African Championship of Nations known as “FIBA AfroBasket” since 2017 is the flagship competition of the International Basketball Federation’s African Regional Office.
The first edition of the championship was held in 1962 in Cairo, Egypt and saw the host country claim the first continental title.
While that inaugural event featured five participating teams, it has since grown to gather the 16 best nations of the African continent since 2007.
To date, Angola has won the most titles, triumphing 11 times in 29 editions. Egypt and Senegal both have five titles to their credit.
The FIBA AfroBasket brings together the best African players who compete in the world’s leading basketball leagues.
The event was held every two years but was later changed to 4 years and in 2017 it was jointly hosted by Tunisia and Senegathe 29th edition.
The 30th edition will take place from 17th to the 29th  August 2021 in Rwanda for the second time since it was moved from 2 to 4 years.
The teams that have achieved qualification for the Final Round of FIBA AfroBasket 2021 will compete in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

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