2017 AfroBasket: Nigeria’s D’Tigers To Face DR Congo, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire
Nigeria’s D’Tigers have been drawn in Group A of the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia from Sept. 8 to Sept. 16.
Nigeria, the defending champion will face DR Congo, Mali and Cote D’Ivoire.
Group B is made up Angola, Central African Republic, Morocco and Uganda.
In Group C, joint hosts Tunisia, Guinea, Rwanda and Cameroon complete the quartet while Group D is made up of Senegal, Mozambique, Egypt and South Africa.
Dakar will host Group B and Group D, while teams drawn in groups A and C will compete in Tunis.
The top two teams from each group will advance to Tunis, which will also host the Final Phase (Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals) from September 14-16.
The bottom two teams from each group in the Group Phase will be knocked out of the competition.
The Tunisian capital city will go on to host matches of the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16.
The draw ceremony also served to unveil the newly-designed FIBA AfroBasket trophy in a video.
The new trophy which will be handed out for the first time on September 16 to the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 champions, has an etched map of Africa engraved, as well as all the past continental champions from 1962-2015 editions.