17 February, 2020
23 February, 2021
10 Anas Mahmoud (EGY)
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Three tickets still available for AfroBasket 2021

MONASTIR/YAOUNDE (Tunisia/Cameroon) - On the day that Kenya caused the biggest upset in the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers, Egypt, DR Congo and Central African Republic (CAF) punched their tickets to this year's African Championship.

Yaounde, home to the Second Round of Groups B and C, was too small for the Kenyans' celebrations.

After coming up short against Senegal on Friday, the Kenyans promised to fight until the end, they believed in their chances of beating eleven-time African champions Angola, and they did just that thanks to a 74-73 triumph Saturday.

Tylor Ongwae's buzzer-beater jumper not only stunned the Angolans, but the 29-year-old's shot entered the history books as the moment that ended Kenya's 28 year absence from the FIBA Africa's premier basketball tournament.

With one Group B game left, Kenya improved their mark to 2-3 ahead of Sunday's clash against winless Mozambique.

Still in Group B, Senegal outclassed Mozambique 84-43 to improve their Qualifiers record to 5-0. They close their campaign Sunday against Angola.

In Saturday's Group C opener, Cote d'Ivoire who had already on Friday, dismantled Equatorial Guinea 93-50 to stay perfect in five games. Equatorial Guinea dropped to 1-3.

It was the result they looked for ahead Group C's decider Cameroon, a team they upset on their backyard last February.  

Playing in front of some home fans, Cameroon trounced Guinea 98-67 as they improved their winning-ratio to 3-1 although they sit second behind group leaders Cote d'Ivoire. 

Up North, in the Tunisian coastal city of Monastir, home to the Second Round of Groups A, D and E, ruthless Egypt destroyed Cape Verde 94-65 to remain unbeaten in five games.

Egypt register a 4-0 mark ahead before meeting Morocco on Sunday. 

With the win, Egypt became one of the latest teams to book their tickets to the FIBA AfroBasket 2021, which will be staged in August in Kigali, Rwanda.

Meanwhile, in Group A, reigning African champions Tunisia outlasted DR Congo73-68 to stay perfect in five games. CAF got the better of Madagascar 79-72 in the group's last action of the day. 

The Second Round of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers conclude Sunday in Monastir and Yaounde.

So far teams qualified to this year's 16-nation African Championship includes hosts Rwanda, Nigeria, South Sudan, Mali, Tunisia, CAF, DR Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Angola, Kenya and Egypt.