The draw for AfroBasket 2015 took place at the Carthage Acropolium in Tunisia’s capital city of Tunis over the weekend.
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: Tunisia; Uganda; Nigeria; Wild card 1
Group B: Angola; Mozambique; Wild card 2; Morocco.
Group C: Egypt; Gabon; Mali; Cameroon.
Group D: Cote d’Ivoire; Cape Verde; Wild card 3; Zimbabwe.
The first phase of the tournament will be played in a round robin format, with every team taking on its three (3) opponents in its respective group.
All teams will then advance to the Round of 16, where Group A crosses with group C (A1-C4, etc.), and Group B with D (B1-D4, etc).
The tournament will be played in a knockout format from the Round of 16 onwards (Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and Final).
AfroBasket 2015 will be held from August 19-30 in the Tunisian cities of Nabeul and Tunis and serves as a qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
It is the third time that Tunisia will get to stage the AfroBasket, having previously hosted it in 1965 and 1987.
The teams designated as ‘Wild cards 1, 2 and 3’ who will round out the event’s 16-team field will be announced at the end of April.