The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Africa) resumed on Friday with some surprises, as six teams renewed hostilities for the remaining three spots for Africa at the finals set for China in August and September.
Only five African teams will qualify to the World Cup; the first two toppers of each group (Group E and F) and the best third team.
Group E’s fate has been settled as Tunisia and Angola topped the lot with 22 and 21 points respectively.
However, Group F is yet to be completely determined. The teams that played on Friday come from this group.
Central Africa Republic (CAR) crushed Mali 75-57. The Malians are already out of the race with just 13 points.
Senegal, one of the favourites of the group, defeated Rwanda 81-41, while Nigeria, leaders before this month’s qualifiers, surprisingly fell to Ivory Coast 72-46.
On Saturday, Senegal will take on Mali while CAR will lock horns with Nigeria. Ivory Coast will face Rwanda.
The series will end on Sunday.