The Cameroon national team will not play its first match for AfroBasket 2021 after breaching FIBA Covid-19 protocols.
Cameroon v South Sudan was the second poster scheduled for Wednesday. The meeting will not take place due to the Coronavirus which has invited itself into the lair of the Indomitable Lions. FIBA Africa made this known through a press release.
Without divulging details, a statement from FIBA said the decision was taken because Cameroon “breached Covid-19 protocols” for Afrobasket competitions.
As a result, it has been declared that the match will be counted as a “forfeit” for the Cameroonian national team.
This means that South Sudan has been awarded a walk-over victory and 20 points.
Cameroon now faces what seems to be an uphill task to make the most of their two remaining games, so that they increase their chances of making it out of Group D.
Cameroon Next Two games are against Uganda and Senegal.