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Draws results in for FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers Zones 2 and 4
ABIDJAN (FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers) - The draws for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers in FIBA Africa Zones 2 and 4 took place on Saturday at the FIBA Africa office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Following the withdrawal of Cape Verde, the three teams of Zone 2 were drawn into the following group:
Group C: Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
Senegal and Mali will fight for two spots in offer for the Final Round
The qualifiers will be played in a tournament played over two legs with the two top teams qualifying for the Final Round in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (19 -30 August).
Meanwhile, six Zone 4 teams have been drawn into two groups of three teams each and will play a tournament over two legs.
Group E: Cameroon, Chad and Gabon.
Group F: Central African Republic, DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea.
The qualifiers will be played in a Round-robin tournament with each team taking on its two opponents. The top team of each group will qualify for this summer’s FIBA AfroBasket.
Dates for the Zone 4 qualifiers are yet to be confirmed.
The draws for Zones 6 and 7 qualifiers will take place at a later date in Maputo, Mozambique.
Additionally, the Zone 1 qualifiers will bring together Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya in a tournament played over two legs. The first leg will take place in Algeria (16-18) with the second leg to follow from 30 March-1 April in Tunisia. The teams that finish first and second will qualify for the Final Round.
In Zone 3, five teams - including the Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo - will compete in a tournament over two legs for the only ticket on offer for Brazzaville.
Eight teams of Zone 5 including Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya will play a round-robin format tournament - from 12-18 March in Cairo, Egypt - to secure the two places for the Final Round.