Preview Group F – FIBA ​​2023 Basketball World Cup 2023 Africa Qualifiers

Monastir (Tunisia) – Everything is still open in the FIBA ​​2023 Basketball World Cup 2023 Africa Qualifier Group F as the second round begins with the fourth qualifying window, which promises to be very good.

Group F consists of three teams from groups B and D from the first round, that is, six teams that will meet this weekend in Monastir and play three matches each. The remaining matches of the second round will take place between February 24 and 26, 2023.

This is the current situation in the sixth group:

0/18 matches played

All results of the first round are kept for the second round

Friday August 26

re \ come back. Marca Congo – Cameroon – 4:30 pm (local time)
Egypt – Tunisia – 7:30 pm (local time)
Senegal – South Sudan – 10:30 pm (local time)

Saturday 27 August

Cameroon – Egypt – 4:30 pm (local time)
Tunisia – Senegal – 7:30 pm (local time)
South Sudan vs the Republic. Marka from Congo – 10:30pm (local time)

Sunday 28 August

Senegal – Cameroon – 4:30 pm (local time)
re \ come back. Marca Congo – Tunisia – 7:30 pm (local time)
Egypt – South Sudan – 10:30 pm (local time)

South Sudan’s youngest member of the International Basketball Federation (6-0) hopes to use his stay in Tunisia to continue his fairy tale, as he has won all six of his first-round matches, enough to calmly approach the second round. If he wins his three matches in Monastir, and depending on the other results, he could even get his ticket to the global competition at the end of the weekend. But South Sudan understands that Senegal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Egypt are eager to return it to the land.

Egypt (5-1) is in a good position, but nothing will come easy for the Pharaohs against Tunisia, Cameroon – who must win to revive them – and South Sudan. The results of the weekend can also qualify Egypt for the world championship at the end of next summer, thus forgetting its absence in China in 2019.

Tunisia (4-2) always shows an advantage when playing at home. As proof of this, her most recent home loss goes back to the FIBA ​​AfroBasket 2015 semi-finals. Since then, she has won 15 times, including six during the 2019 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup qualifiers in Africa. its end?

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (4-2) has the same record as Tunisia. They lost both matches against Egypt, but they beat Senegal twice, and the results could be decisive in the event of a draw. The Panthers have a new boss on their head – Emmanuel Mafumo – and there’s no doubt he will make his debut with three wins.

Senegal (3-3) also chose to assign a new man to watch over their national team, former international Desagana Diop. The selection of the Senegalese will certainly benefit from the return of Branko Badiou, Khalifa Diop and Amar Sylla.

Finally for Cameroon (1-5), the situation already looks very vulnerable and only three victories in Tunisia will allow them to keep a glimmer of hope in the race for the world championship.

star to follow

Salah Mejri – Tunisia

interior
Cuts : 2.17 pm
Statistics in June/July:
12.3 points, 9.3 REB, 1.3 BR, 3.3 carats, 66.7% averaging 2 points in 33.3 minutes of play per game

The experienced giant helped Tunisia make a record 2-1 in the third qualifying window earlier this summer, averaging a double plus 3 blocks per game. However, the 36-year-old has lost all of his 11 three-point attempts. Tunisia have three crucial matches ahead and they will need all Mejri’s experience to achieve good results.

best hope

Jonathan Cominga – Rep. Marca from Congo

Playmaker / winger
Cuts : 2.02 m
Statistics in June/July: did not play

Kuminga’s presence is a huge boost to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 19-year-old is full of vitality and also arrived in Tunisia with the NBA title he won with the Golden State Warriors at the end of his first season in the MLS. The confidence gained will be a tremendous asset to his national team. Kuminga is keen to become a national hero and is looking forward to playing alongside his brother Joel Ntambwe, who played in the NBA G-League last season.

Below is the ranking of Group F teams in the FIBA ​​World Ranking provided by Nike at global and continental level:

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