FIBA Africa conducts draws for the Basketball 2019 League
Africa’s basketball governing body FIBA Africa conducted the draws for the 2019 Afro-Club Basketball League.
The draw ceremony for the inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League took place at Hotel Pullman, in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The 16 teams for the Round of 16 are divided into 4 groups of 4 each, and the competition will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its 3 opponent respectively.
The clubs that finish in the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Elite 8, where clubs will be divided into four groups of 2 teams each.
The Elite 8 will mark the start of the knock-out stage, and it will run from March 22 to April 14. At this stage of the competition teams will play home-and-away games
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: As Sale(MAR), Rivers Hoopers(NGR), JS Kairouan(TUN) and SLAC(GUI)
Group B: ES Rades(TUN), Elan BBC(BEN), Civil Defenders(NGR), and BC Terreur(COD)
Group C: Al Ahly(EGY), Primeiro de Agosto(ANG), Ferroviario da Beira(MOZ) and REG(RWA)
Group D: Petro Atletico(ANG), COSPN(MAD), BC Mazembe(COD) and Smouha(EGY)
The schedule of the FIBA Africa Basketball League, 2019 is as follows:
First Window: February 8-10
Second Window: February 15-17
Third Window: March 1-3
Fourth Window: March 8-10