The 2017 Afrobasket trophy

 The draw for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 took place on Sunday in Balaclava, Mauritius, and saw Uganda drawn into Group B alongside Angola, Morocco and Central African Republic.

Tunisia and Senegal will jointly host this year’s FIBA AfroBasket that will take place from September 8 to 16, and Uganda will kick off its campaign on the Sept. 8 against Angola, the most successful team of AfroBasket, who have won the tournament a record 11 times.

Egypt is the second most successful team in the tournament, having won the trophy five times. Behind Egypt are their group rivals Senegal, who have won two medals less than the Pharaohs in the tournament.

There are 4 groups and 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.

The Group games will be from September 8-10, with Dakar hosting two groups and Tunis hosting the other two. Uganda will be based in Tunis for the group matches.

A new trophy has been revealed with a map of Africa engraved, as well as all the past continental champions from previous editions of the continent-wide tournament.

 

Groups:

Group A

Nigeria

DR Congo

Mali

Ivory Coast

 

Group B

Angola

Central African Republic

Morocco

Uganda

 

Group C

Tunisia

Guinea

Rwanda

Cameroon

 

Group D

Senegal

Mozambique

Egypt

South Africa