Draw results in for FIBA AfroBasket 2017
ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire - The official draw for FIBA AfroBasket 2017 took place on Sunday at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa in Balaclava, Mauritius.
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: 1.Nigeria ; 2.DR Congo; 3.Mali; 4.Cote d'Ivoire
Group B: 1.Angola ; 2.Central African Republic; 3.Morocco; 4.Uganda
Group C: 1.Tunisia ; 2.Guinea; 3.Rwanda; 4.Cameroon
Group D: 1.Senegal ; 2.Mozambique; 3.Egypt; 4.South Africa
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.
The new FIBA AfroBasket Trophy
FIBA AfroBasket 2017, the continent's flagship basketball event will take place from September 8-16 in Senegal's capital city of Dakar and the Tunisia's capital of Tunis.
In the Group Phase (September 8-10), Dakar will host Group B and 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.
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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