Nigeria drawn with hosts Tunisia, Uganda at Men’s AfroBasket 2015




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– Nigeria’s D’Tigers have been drawn alongside hosts Tunisia in Group A the AfroBasket 2015 scheduled for Aug. 19 to Aug. 30 in the cities of Nabeul and Tunis.

At the AfroBasket 2015 Official Draw Saturday in Tunis at the Carthage Acropolium in Tunis, the Nigerian side will also face Uganda.

The fourth team in their group will be the first winner of the three available wildcards, dubbed “Wildcard 1.

Group B of the championship has Angola, Mozambique, Wildcard 2 and Morocco, while Group C has , Gabon, Mali and Cameroon.

Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Wildcard 3 and Zimbabwe are in Group D.

The teams designated as “Wildcard 1’’, “Wildcard 2’’ and “Wildcard 3’’, who will round out the event’s 16-team field, will be announced at the end of April.

The first phase of the tournament will be played in a round-robin format, with every team taking on its three opponents in its respective group.

All the teams will then advance to the Round of 16, where Group A crosses with Group C, meaning A1 will face C4, and vice-versa, and Group B with Group D.

The tournament, which is the 28th edition of the championship, will be played in a knockout format the Round of 16, the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final.

Tunisia, who were champions at AfroBasket 2011, will be hosting the men’s competition for the first time since 1987 and the third time since the competition’s inception.

They had earlier hosted in 1965 and 1987.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The winners of AfroBasket 2015 will qualify directly for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The teams which finish second and third will compete in FIBA’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men for the remaining three berths on offer. (NAN)

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