Jumping Through Hoops - African Teams Prepare for AfroBasket 2021

Basketball in Africa is run by the International Basketball Federation, FIBA Africa, which organises AfroBasket, the major competition for national teams on the continent. From November 25-29 in the Rwandan capital Kigali, teams will be catching up after the break caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigeria's d'Tigers and Rwanda's Wasps will be fighting to reach the Afrobasket 2021 championships. Nigeria is currently ranked 26th globally and 1st in Africa and is grouped alongside host Rwanda, Mali and South Sudan, replacing Algeria in Group D after the team withdrew from the tournament. Matches at the Kigali Arena will be played behind closed doors. Nigeria beat Rwanda in their match on November 28, marching on to Afrobasket 2021.

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