Draw results for Elite 16 Round of Basketball Africa League Qualifiers confirmed
ABIDJAN (Cote d'Ivoire) - FIBA Africa on Saturday held a draw ceremony in Abidjan for the Elite 16 Round of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).
The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four each with eight teams set to compete in Division West and another eight teams will do battle in Division East.
Three teams entered the Elite 16 Round as wild cards, namely Cobra Sport, ASPAC and Matero Magic.
With the champions of Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia qualified automatically to the Final Round, the Elite 16 Round aims to find the last six teams to complete this year's 12-team BAL line-up.
Each team will play the other three teams in their group, and the teams that finish in the top-two places of the group will advance to the Second Round to compete in the Semi-Finals, Final and Third-Place Game of each Division.
The winners of the Semi-Finals and winners of the Third-Place Games will qualify to the second edition of the BAL.
The Cameroonian capital city of Yaounde will hosts Division West Groups G1 and G2 while South African city of Johannesburg will be home to Division East Groups H1 and H2.
The Elite 16 Round games in Yaounde will run from December 11-16 while the Johannesburg showdown is scheduled for December (2-7, subject to confirmation).
The Draw results are as follows:
A.S Police (Mali)
S.O.A (Cote d'Ivoire)
Association Sportive Sale (Morocco)
A.S Nigelec (Niger)
Espoir Fukashi (DR Congo)
Cape Town Tigers (South Africa)
New Stars (Burundi)
Kurasini Heats (Tanzania)
Matero Magic (Zambia)
Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)
Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya)
City Oilers (Uganda)
Cobra Sport (South Sudan)
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