Ghana and Nigeria out of 2017 Afro World Qualifiers #awcq2017
The 2017 IWBF Afro World Championship Qualifiers being held in Durban, South Africa has dealt a blow, with the forced withdrawal of both Ghana and Nigeria at the last minute, due to the lack of support and funding from their respective governments.
The Black Chariots of Ghana and the Rolling Eagles of Nigeria were in line to qualify for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) World Wheelchair Basketball Championship to be held in Germany in 2018.
Qualification was always going to be tough for the two countries in the bid to secure Africa’s sole slot at the World Championship next year with the likes of Algeria, Morocco and South Africa among the early favorites for the tournament. Kenya will now take over the spot vacated by the Black Chariots.
It is now likely that Wheelchair Basketball Ghana and Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball risks a $10,000 penalty and ban from future IWBF competition’s. #awcq2017