RWANDA’S Didier Maboko Shema is set to undergo a Fiba fitness test this morning. The test will determine if he is fit to officiate in the 26th edition of the Men Africa Nations Championship (2012 Afrobasket tournament gets underway this afternoon in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
He is one of 20 referees to undergo the drill; the others being Anthony Razafindrakoto (Madagascar), Babatunde Popoola (Nigeria), Carlos Julio (Angola), Ben Ali Cisse (Ivory Coast), Arnaud Njilo Kom (Cameroon), Steve Koukou-Te-Ngbanda (Central African Republic), Ahmed Medhat El-Falaky (Egypt), Chlif Abdelliah (Morocco), Moussa Toure (Mali), Muhimua Abreu (Mozambique), Antonn Stacy Gomm (South Africa), Alioune Fall (Senegal), Nourou Djeri (Togo), Haykel Ksontini (Tunisia), Piloidis Anastasios (Greece), Boltauzer Matej (Slovenia), Vitalis Gode (Kenya), Leslie Cherubin (Mauritius) and Nachid Messaoudi (Algeria).
Rwanda, who are making a third appearance in the tournament, open their Group D campaign later today. Tunisia, Togo and Central Africa make up the group.
While the top four qualify for the FIBA World Championships, the winner will secure a ticket to next year’s London Olympic Games.