The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Africa) third and final round of games for Group F were played in Abidjan on Sunday, with Ivory Coast snaffling the remaining spot ahead of Cameroon.
The Ivorians recorded a flawless run across the three games they played in the qualifiers, wrapping up the series with a 69-49 win over Mali.
The victory improved Ivory Coast’s points to 19 on tie with Cameroon, who scored a total of 19 points in Group E and was placed in the waiting seat as one of the candidates for the third-best team.
However, Ivory Coast emerged the winner (third best team) thanks to a better point difference 86-78.
A complacent Nigeria team lost to Senegal 84-63, their second defeat of the series which began on Friday in Abidjan. D’Tigers have already booked their place for the World Cup.
The third game of the day was between two already knocked out teams – Mali and Rwanda, with the result ending 77-69.
The five qualified African teams are Tunisia, Angola, Senegal, Nigeria and Ivory Coast.
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup will hold in China in August and September.