Ivory Coast on brink of qualification, Central African Republic hopes dashed

Ivory Coast are a victory away from qualifying for the FIBA World Cup after beating Rwanda 87-60, while Central African Republic's bid was ended by Nigeria on Saturday.

A win over Mali on Sunday will seal Ivory Coast's place in the tournament after they followed up a success over Nigeria with another triumph in Treichville.

Vafessa Fofana led the way with 21 points and Mohamed Deba Kone grabbed 10 rebounds as the Elephants stayed on course to progress.

Central African Republic had to win to remain in the hunt, but went down 72-59 to Nigeria – who responded well to the end of their 12-match winning streak.

Ike Diogu did much of the damage for Nigeria with 22 points as they improved to 10-1.

Senegal were also winners in the African Qualifiers, seeing off Mali 62-38.

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