UG Basketball team

Five African nations will qualify for the 32 country field that comprises the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

The teams will qualify through six tournament windows over 15 months. The Qualifiers run from November 2021 to February 2023, with sides playing home and away games in each of these event windows.

FIBA announced Tuesday that Uganda will be in Group A for the first round of the African qualifiers beginning this November alongside Cape Verde, Mali and Nigeria.

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Set to take place in two years in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, the FIBA Basketball World Cup’s 2023 edition marks the first time multiple countries will host this showpiece event.

Eighty countries across four regions — Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe — are looking to secure their place among the 30 nations that will join hosts Japan and the Philippines in the 32-team World Cup.

First-round games are scheduled for three different windows: Nov. 20-30, Feb. 21-March 1 and June 27-July 5.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023.

African qualifier groups

Group A; Cape Verde, Mali, Uganda, Nigeria

Group B; South Sudan, Cameroon, Tunisia, Rwanda.

Group C; Ivory Coast, Guinea, Centrsl Africa Republic, Angola

Group D; Kenya, Egypt, Senegal, Congo