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Levenspiel
11-14-2017, 02:38 PM
16 African nations will compete for 5 spots in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

first games to be played on Nov 24th, 2017.

Groups:

A: Guinea, South Africa, Cameroon, Tunisia
B: Uganda, Rwanda, Mali, Nigeria
C: Congo, Angola, Morocco, Egypt
D: Senegal, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic

Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

JGX
11-17-2017, 05:18 PM
The African qualifiers are not working on a home-and-away system, instead each group will have two legs where the teams gather at a single site and play each other over three days. Groups A and C get underway in Yaounde and Luanda this window, while Groups B and D will start in February. All four groups will have their second leg in the June/July window when player availability is presumably easier.

Mojado
11-24-2017, 03:05 PM
The DR of Congo already arrived in Luanda, Angola for the first round. Shonganya plays in Monastir, Tunisia while Kabasele is set to Join Breogan in the LEB Oro by December due to bureaucratic difficulties.

Roster:
1. Maxi Munanga
2. Johnny Buzangu
3. Rodrigue Edondo
4. Rolly Fula
5. Kabuya Djack
6. Evariste Shonganya
7. Shekina Munanga
8. Herve KabasÚlÚ
9. Djo Yele Loo
10.Jonathan Malu Mande
11.Kambuyi Pitchou
12.Gullit Mukendi

JGX
11-24-2017, 10:10 PM
Some interesting games today...Egypt needed a late three to take Congo to overtime before winning...Cameroon was down 60-50 to Chad with about six minutes left, then outscored them 15-0 for the remainder of the game to pull out the win.

Dtown
11-26-2017, 12:46 AM
Caught the replay of Angola/Egypt. Good game, great crowd, think the announced attendance was 10,000. That said it had plenty of the dreaded vuvuzelas.

CKR13
01-15-2018, 12:35 AM
Rwanda names pool for February FIBA WC 2018 Window 2
https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/fiba-w-cup-qualifiers-dtigers-foes-rwanda-name-preliminary-squad/#.WlqkVFTSJTc.twitter

JGX
02-24-2018, 03:52 AM
Kenny Gasana!

CKR13
03-08-2018, 10:47 PM
FIBA will make a resolution in Nigeria's basketball leadership crisis where NBBF are eagerly awaiting the ruling. Decision is on March 10 and I hope it's a not suspension.

uyenthuy
06-15-2018, 07:21 AM
The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification process will determine 31 out of the 32 teams that will participate at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

CHBB
06-15-2018, 06:27 PM
I really wonder who will come out as Africa's consistent top team, if anybody? Senegal still has some really major players but Congo has so much young talent, and you also have Cameroon and the unstoppable Embiid. Then there is the hugely populated Nigeria and the traditional powers Egypt, Angola, and Tunisia.

Imo it will be between Nigeria and Congo or Senegal but Cameroon will be a force if Embiid is cleared to play for them at some point.

JGX
06-28-2018, 01:57 AM
Central African Republic team on their way to Dakar:
http://www.newsbasket-beafrika.com/2018/06/eliminatoires-coupe-du-monde-2019-les-fauves-centrafricains-attendus-ce-soir-a-dakar.html

Lebanon-based Johndre Jefferson, part of the TBT-dominating Overseas Elite team, has been added as a naturalized player.

Senegal roster with Gorgui Dieng, no Maurice Ndour or Hamady Ndiaye:
https://www.senegaldirect.net/tlchargement/2018/06/lion-bas.jpg

CHBB
06-28-2018, 02:13 AM
Overseas Elite are becoming the stuff of legend, I swear.

Senegal will definitely have issues without N'Dour but basketball is about next man up. It should be interesting to see who, if anybody, can fill his shoes.

CHBB
07-01-2018, 08:40 PM
DRC has now beaten both Angola and Egypt in this short window of qualifying games. Wow.

Senegal in a fight with Mozambique right now.

JGX
09-15-2018, 04:01 AM
Nigeria could potentially wrap up qualification tomorrow if they beat Central African Republic and Mali and Rwanda both lose.

Dtown
09-15-2018, 04:30 AM
Given the format for Africa we could see 2 or 3 teams qualify by Tuesday.

Nigeria is as close to a lock as you can get, 2 games at home and they only need 1 to qualify. Given their dominance it seems like a safe bet. Tunisia and Senegal also have chances, though Senegal has to deal with Nigeria.

JGX
12-02-2018, 03:27 AM
Cameroon and Egypt play for third place in Africa Group E tomorrow, Egypt is one game ahead so I think Cameroon needs to win by four to get the head-to-head tiebreaker. If Egypt wins they qualify for the WC since the third-place team in the other group can't do better than 7-5, Cameroon would have to wait until the other group finishes in February but they would be in good shape.

JGX
12-02-2018, 03:52 PM
Cameroon rolled Egypt 80-60 to take third place. Central African Republic and/or Cote d'Ivoire will have to sweep all their games in February and pull ahead of Cameroon in whatever the tiebreaker is (they are both pretty far behind on point differential) in order to qualify.

Dtown
12-02-2018, 03:57 PM
Cameroon wins 80-60, eliminating Egypt.

Right now standings for 3rd place is
Cameroon 7-5 19 pts +78
Central African Republic 4-5 13 pts -41
Ivory Coast 4-5 13 pts +13

Cameroon's in a nice spot, both CAR and Ivory Coast have to win out to stay alive and they both have to play Nigeria. Even if they manage it's hard to see either of them surpassing Cameroon's +78. Point difference.

Senegal meanwhile should qualify easy, they just need a win and play both Rwanda and Mali who have both been eliminated.

Dtown
02-22-2019, 07:17 PM
Senegal, as expected, makes it look easily and casually qualifies.

Mindozas
02-22-2019, 10:09 PM
I saw chances for Ivory Coast to win tonight, especially this round bein' held in Abidjan, but demolishing Nigeria that big is a huge surprise. Big step towards World Cup for Ivory Coast, that big margin will help them a lot in case to overcome Cameroon. I bet they'll win easily vs Rwanda and Mali too. Only obstacle - CAR winning against Nigeria tomorrow

Dtown
02-22-2019, 10:46 PM
I saw chances for Ivory Coast to win tonight, especially this round bein' held in Abidjan, but demolishing Nigeria that big is a huge surprise. Big step towards World Cup for Ivory Coast, that big margin will help them a lot in case to overcome Cameroon. I bet they'll win easily vs Rwanda and Mali too. Only obstacle - CAR winning against Nigeria tomorrow

39 points is still a lot, though it's now believable they can do it. It would be tragic though if CAR won out and Ivory Coast had a better Point differential than Cameroon.

JGX
02-22-2019, 11:47 PM
It would be tragic though if CAR won out and Ivory Coast had a better Point differential than Cameroon.

LOL, that would be a great illustration of how dumb the "best third place team" qualifier is. Playing the groups at different times, where the teams in the second group know exactly how many points they need, is a nice touch.

Dtown
02-23-2019, 09:04 PM
CAR lost to Nigeria and are thus eliminated. Now it's just down to can Cote D'Ivorie wrack up enough points.

edit: Cote D'Ivorie wins 87-60 turning what was supposed to be near impossible and making it look entirely doable. They need to beat Mali by 13 points or more to qualify and eliminate Cameroon.

Mindozas
02-23-2019, 10:06 PM
I'm rooting for Cameroon, they has potential to bring much more interesting team. But in reality, it's really hard to expect Ivory Coast fail to beat weak Mali by at least 13pts. It'd be huge upset if that would happen

Also watched today Nigeria vs CAR, it was good to see Romain Sato back in action. He still has great passion for the game after missing almost two years of basketball, but Nigeria was simply too good, even not playin' their best basketball

Federoy
02-23-2019, 11:15 PM
LOL, that would be a great illustration of how dumb the "best third place team" qualifier is. Playing the groups at different times, where the teams in the second group know exactly how many points they need, is a nice touch.
Here's something novel: why not have the third place team in each bracket have a play-in game for the fifth and final spot? Imagine that. ;)

Dtown
02-24-2019, 10:03 PM
Cote D'ivoire makes it official, really once they blew out Nigeria it would have been more shocking if they didn't seal the deal. Feel bad for Cameroon, but the rules are the rules.

Federoy
02-25-2019, 12:57 AM
Cote D'ivoire makes it official, really once they blew out Nigeria it would have been more shocking if they didn't seal the deal. Feel bad for Cameroon, but the rules are the rules.

Cameroon got played big time. Cameroon played way back in December, which allowed Ivory Coast to know well in advance what they needed to do to qualify. To compound the problem, Cameroon had two tougher opponents to fight through at a neutral site where as Ivory Coast played relatively easier opponents in Rwanda and Mali at home. That's weak.