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Afrobasket qualifiers: Kenya’s basketball team want to boycott Covid-19 tests in Cameroon – reports

Kenya’s head of delegation to Cameroon for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket championship qualifiers in Yaoundé says their National Basketball team plans to boycott “a primitive style” of COVID-19 testing during their stay in the country.

Ambrose Kisoi, the Kenya Basketball Federation Secretary General says he will take up the matter with the Cameroon Basketball Federation officials to ensure the final test is not done like the first two, according to The Nation an online journal in Kenya.

“We have all been hurt with this style of testing which is primitive in my honest opinion.We will not allow this to happen in the final test because we do not want to leave this place with injuries,” Kisoi told The Nation. 

The Nation went ahead to say that members of the delegation complained that they might leave Cameroon with injured noses if the same style of testing continues. To them health personnel are “hurting them, not testing them.”

Kenya’s National Basketball team, nicknamed The Morans arrived Cameroon on Monday for the second and final round of qualifiers.

The Afrobasket qualifiers kicks off on Friday.

Kenya is on a mission to fulfil their quest of securing a spot in the Afrobasket 2021.

Kenya is in group ‘B’ which also has Senegal, Angola and Mozambique. 

The Morans will face Senegal for the opening match on Friday, a team that defeated them in the first leg of qualifiers that was held in Kigali, Rwanda in November 2020. 

Kenya lie third in the group following the first round of qualifiers and can clinch a place in the African finals by matching the results of fourth-placed Mozambique.

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