Draw results in for FIBA Africa Basketball League 2019
ABIDJAN (FIBA Africa Basketball League 2019) - The draw ceremony for the inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League took place on Saturday night at Hotel Pullman, in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: As Sale (MAR), Rivers Hoopers (NGR), JS Kairouan (TUN) and SLAC (GUI)
Group B: ES Rades (TUN), Elan BBC (BEN), Civil Defenders (NGR), and BC Terreur (COD)
Group C: Al Ahly (EGY), Primeiro de Agosto (ANG), Ferroviario da Beira (MOZ) and REG (RWA)
Group D: Petro Atletico (ANG), COSPN (MAD), BC Mazembe (COD) and Smouha (EGY)
The 16 teams for the Round of 16 are divided into 4 groups of 4 each, and the competition will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its 3 opponent respectively.
The schedule of the FIBA Africa Basketball League, 2019 is as follows:
First Window: February 8-10
Second Window: February 15-17
Third Window: March 1-3
Fourth Window: March 8-10
The clubs that finish in the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Elite 8, where clubs will be divided into four groups of 2 teams each.
The Elite 8 will mark the start of the knock-out stage, and it will run from March 22 to April 14. At this stage of the competition teams will play home-and-away games.
The four winners from Elite 8 will advance to the FINAL 4 to be played from May 3-5.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).