The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket is the top women’s basketball tournament in Africa which is staged every two years and features the top 12 national teams on the continent. The 25th edition of event will take place in Bamako, Mali August 17 - 28).
The inaugural FIBA Women’s AfroBasket was held in Guinea in 1966 and Egypt finished top of the podium after beating the host nation in the Final.
While Senegal have captured the crowns in 12 of the 24 FIBA Women’s AfroBaskets over the years, the last in 2015, Angola clinched back to back title, in 2011 and 2013.
The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket will this year serve as a qualifier for FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018.