South Sudan battle D’Tigers for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket
South Sudan will take on Nigeria’s men’s senior national basketball team, D’Tigers in their first game of the qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship holding in Tunisia.
The South Sudan national basketball team is in Rwanda for a two-week camp, as it prepares for the upcoming Afrobasket qualifiers.
The qualifiers will take place in Monastir, Tunisia from February 17 to 21.
In the competition, South Sudan was placed in Group D where it will rub shoulders with Rwanda, Mali, and Nigeria.
Under the leadership of head coach Luol Deng, a former Chicago Bulls forward, the South Sudan team is camping at Onomo Hotel in Kigali, and will hold training at the Kigali Arena.
South Sudan has traveled to Tunisia on February 14, three days before the Afrobasket tournament begins.
When the Afrobasket showpiece kicks off, Rwanda’s first match will be against Mali on Today.
In the second game, Rwanda will take on Nigeria on February 18, and will wind up against South Sudan on February 19.
The best teams from the qualifiers will pick the tickets for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship to be hosted in Rwanda.