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 26th edition of event will take place in Dakar, Senegal August 9 - 18). 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 25 FIBA Women’s AfroBaskets. They are followed by Nigeria and Zaire (DR Congo) with 3 titles while Angola and Egypt were crowned twice. The FIBA Women’s AfroBasket will this year serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.