Rwanda will host the 2021 FIBA Men’s African Basketball Championship, commonly known as Afrobasket.
The country was chosen after beating bids from West African nations Senegal and Ivory Coast and Central African giant DR Congo.
The tournament will be the biggest event to be hosted at the 10,000-seater new Kigali Arena which is in final phases of construction.
The news was confirmed during the week in the Malian capital of Bamako at the FIBA Africa general assembly.
This will be the first since the tournament was changed from a biennial to a quadrennial event in 2017.