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FIBA Africa confirms schedules for U18 African Championships Qualifiers


ABIDJAN (Cote d'ivoire) - With just two months to the 2024 FIBA U18 African Championships tip off, FIBA Africa has confirmed the schedules for the upcoming qualifiers tournaments.

The Final Round of the biennial FIBA U18 African Championships (Men and Women) will take place in South Africa in August.

So far teams qualified for the Final Round of both categories include the semifinalists from the 2022 tournaments held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Those teams are: Angola, Egypt, Madagascar and Mali.

According to FIBA Africa, the remaining eight countries from each category will qualify for the Final Round through qualifying tournaments to be held across all seven FIBA Africa sub-zones.

Teams from FIBA Africa Zone 1 will play Qualifiers tournaments in Tunis, Tunisia from July 11-14.

The schedule for the FIBA Africa Zone 2, which comprises  Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia, will be confirmed at a later date.

The Ivorian city of Abidjan will host FIBA Africa Zone 3 Qualifiers from July 8-16.

As hosts of the FIBA Africa Zone 4 Qualifiers, Cameroon earned automatic qualification to the Final Round following the withdrawal of teams from their sub-zone (Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe).

Kampala earned the hosting rights for FIBA Africa Zone 5 held between Sunday, June 9 to Friday, June 14.

Zambia's largest city of Lusaka is the home to FIBA Africa Zone 6 from June 25-29, while the FIBA Africa Zone 7 Qualifiers will be confirmed at a later date.

FIBA Africa also announced that registration of participating teams  is ongoing.