Afrobasket Rwanda 2021: South Sudan featured in Group D alongside West African stars Senegal and Cameroon, plus Uganda.
The first team to arrive in Rwanda for the forthcoming Afro basket competition, which will take place in Kigali from August 24 to September 5, is South Sudan.
Landry Jabo, the Rwanda Basketball Federation’s (Ferwaba) Afrobasket Coordinator and Executive Director, confirmed the news to Times Sport, adding that they would camp at the Onomo Hotel in Kigali and practice at the Kigali Arena.
South Sudan is in Group D of the competition, with Senegal, Uganda, and Cameroon, all from West Africa.
More teams are scheduled to arrive, according to Jabo, with the Central African Republic (CAR) arriving on August 11, Egypt on August 16, Kenya on August 17, and Tunisia on August 19.
The Afrobasket competition would follow strict Covid-19 precautionary measures.
The teams that will participate:
Group A: Rwanda, Angola, DR Congo and Cape Verde
Group B: Tunisia, Egypt, Central Africa Republic and Guinea
Group C: Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Kenya
Group D: Senegal, Cameroon, South Sudan and Uganda