DAKAR (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - The Central African Republic (CAF) will face Uganda on Saturday without playmaker Michael Mokongo, the team announced.
Mokongo fell over an opponent, hurting his knee in Friday's 76-66 defeat to Morocco.
"I am done for the tournament, for sure," he said to FIBA.basketball.
Nevertheless, he remains positive. "Hopefully, my brothers can step up. So many people came to support us. I feel like I let my country down."
"I was born a soldier and will die as a soldier. I was built for every situation," he noted.
CAF and Uganda - who both opened their Group B campaigns on the losing side - will do battle for the right to keep their Quarter-Finals aspirations alive.