This comes after Basketball South Africa confirmed the withdrawal of its senior men's national team from the qualifying campaign for FIBA's flagship event taking place in China from August 31-September 15, 2019.
South Africa's withdrawal meant that FIBA's Regional Office in Africa chose the next best team - Chad - as their replacement. Chad just missed out on qualifying for the AfroBasket after losing 67-64 against Central African Republic (CAF) to finish second in a three-team Additional Qualifiers Group J. The win for CAF saw them clinch the final spot on offer for Africa's top competition.
Chad take South Africa's place in Group A of the African Qualifiers, where they join Cameroon, Guinea and continental champions Tunisia. The action gets underway in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde later this month (November 24-26).
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