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Afrobasket 2021 Qualifiers: South Sudan To Play Second Round Matches In Tunisia

The South Sudan national Basketball Team while in Rwanda. Photo: SSBF Media Team.

The South Sudan senior national basketball team, (Bright Stars) will be playing their second round of the FIBA Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers in the Tunisian city of Monastir according to reports from the World governing body for basketball. 

The Bright Stars of South Sudan goes into the second round with their heads up after completing in the second place after Nigeria, with Mali and Rwanda taking the 3rd and 4th position respectively. 

The South Sudan Basketball Federation (SSBF) is yet to make the Basketball stakeholders and fans of their preparations (tentative plan) ahead of the second round qualifiers which will be hosted in Tunisia. 

Although names of the players are yet to be made public, fans are optimistic that the team will replicate their first round round performance in Rwanda at the Tunisian town of Monastir. 

According to FIBA all remaining games of the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers will take place during this final window from February 17 to 21, 2021.

FIBA also stated that they chose the hosts, like for the previous window, as health and travel guarantees and compliance with FIBA health protocols, including testing and controlled entry into a secure environment.

The Second Round of Groups A,D and E will take place in Monastir African national teams’ competitions return to Tunisia for the first time since September 2018 when the reigning African champions hosted the third window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers 2019. 

Prior to that, Tunisia co-hosted the 2017 edition of the African Championship with Senegal, and two years earlier they finished third as hosts of the AfroBasket 2015.  

The national teams that finish in the first three places of each group qualify for the 30th edition of Africa’s premier basketball competition, which will take place in the Rwandan capital of Kigali from August 24 to September 5.

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