Cameroon vs South Sudan, the second match of the day on Wednesday 25 August, has been called off by the Afrobasket technical committee. Cameroon lost the match by forfeit and South Sudan were declared the winners with a score of 20-0.

According to the explanations of the Cameroonian Football Federation, this unfortunate situation is explained by the discovery of several positive cases of Covid-19 within the Cameroonian delegation. In total, 4 players and a member of the staff are infected with the Coronavirus.

“Taking his quarantine in the hotel dedicated to group D of the competition, the results were two asymptomatic cases in the group (two players). The second opinion delivered the next day on the first two cases and on certain other members of the delegation who showed worrying signs, confirmed positive tests, apart from the first two cases, of three other cases, including two players and a staff who trained. a cluster ”, specifies the Cameroonian Basketball Federation in a press release.

Cameroonian authorities say Cameroon can continue the competition if no further new cases are discovered within the team. The federation does not rule out the possibility of strengthening the squad with other players. For the moment, the Cameroonian counter of Afrobasket 2021 is empty.
Afrobasket 2021, the continental basketball festival will take place in Kigali (Rwanda).

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