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Draw results for second edition of Basketball Africa League Qualifiers confirmed
ABIDJAN (Cote d'Ivoire) - FIBA Africa announced on Monday the draw results for the Qualication Round for the second edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).
The First Round of the BAL Qualifiers will be held from 19-31 October in four African cities, namely Conakry (Guinea), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Yaounde (Cameroon).
A total of 26 African teams have registered and have been divided into six groups with 13 teams competing in the West Division, while 12 teams will do battle in the East Division.
The results of the draw are as follows::
Group A (26-31 October in Conakry)
AS Police (Mali)
Predio Basketball (Cape Verde)
Group B (26-31 October in Conakry)
Academie D'or des Arches (Burkina Faso)
AS Nigelec (Niger)
Societe Omnisport de L'Armee (Cote d'Ivoire)
Group C (26-31 October in Yaounde)
C.B. Mazembe (DR Congo)
Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea)
Tondema (Central African Republic)
*Team from Gabon (To be confirmed)
Group D (26-31 October in Dar es Salaam):
Cobra Sport (South Sudan)
Hawassa City (Ethiopia)
Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya)
Group E (26-31 October in Dar es Salaam):
Brave Hearts (Malawi)
City Oilers (Uganda)
Kurasini Heat (Tanzania)
New Stars (Burundi)
Group E (19-24 October in Johannesburg):
Cape Town Tigers (South Africa)
Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)
Matero Magic (Zambia)
Roche Bois Warriors (Mauritius)
The teams that finish in the top two places of each group and four teams to be awarded wild cards from each Division will advance to the Elite 16 Round.
Egypt's Zamalek have won the first edition of the BAL.
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