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    According to Star Africa, Tunisia, Angola and the Central African Republic are vying to host the Africa qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics.
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    Afrobasket host will be known soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    Afrobasket host will be known soon.
    http://www.babnet.net/festivaldetail-81236.asp
    It seems that this thread hasn't been updated for a long time...

    Tunisia will host Afrobasket 2015, dates are yet to be confirmed.

    Zone V qualifiers have already been completed, Egypt and Uganda are the two teams which qualified from this particular region. Rwanda didn't make it for the first time since 2007.

    All the results from Zone V: http://www.fibaafrica.com/index.php/...atoires-zone-v

    Uganda used the following 12 players in the qualifiers:

    Henry Malinga
    Ivan Rumanyika
    Samuel Kalwanyi
    Andrew Opiyo
    Stephen Omony
    Norman Blick
    Jimmy Enabu
    Ben Komakech
    Josh Johnson (plays in UK)
    Samuel Mukooza (plays in Sweden)
    Kassim Nagwere (plays in Sweden)
    John Balwigaire (American-born)

    Brandon Sebirumbi (American-born, ex Furman) didn't play due to club commitments. He is expected to play next year at the Afrobasket.

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    2015 Afrobasket/AAG: Algeria host Zone-1 nation playoffs - Jan 6, 2015

    Algeria is set to host the other countries in FIBA Africa Zone-1 ahead the 2015 Afrobasket and the All Africa Games qualifiers starting today through January 8 in Algiers.

    The Algerian who just returned from a week-long preparation of it national team in Serbia will contend with Morocco, Libya and Tunisia in the qualifying playoffs.

    The Algerian Basketball Federation began its preparation ahead the crucial qualifying round with largely home-based players earlier in December last year before jetting out to Belgrade, Serbia for it final phase preparation.

    Algeria, Morocco and Libya will be battling for a place in both the 2015 Afrobasket and All Africa Games while Tunisia is fighting for a place in the 11th All Africa Games since it has already booked it place in the Afrobasket as host.

    The return-leg of the four-nation playoffs will be hosted by Morocco next month.
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    Algeria beat Libya yesterday by 25 points: Boxscore

    Morocco is playing Libya later today...

    Here's the full schedule of the qualifiers: http://www.fibaafrica.com/index.php/...-eliminatoires
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
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    Algeria beat Libya yesterday by 25 points: Boxscore

    Morocco is playing Libya later today...
    Morocco-Libya 94-56

    Algeria-Morocco 81-80
    1st Quarter
    2nd Quarter
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    Zone V qualifiers have already been completed, Egypt and Uganda are the two teams which qualified from this particular region. Rwanda didn't make it for the first time since 2007.
    Here are some highlights from the matches of Zone V...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    It seems that this thread hasn't been updated for a long time...
    Tunisia will host Afrobasket 2015, dates are yet to be confirmed.
    During a recent press conference of the Tunisian Basketball Federation, president Ali Benzarti confirmed that the Afrobasket will take place from 20th to 31st August, in two different cities, Nabeul and Hammamet.

    http://www.gnet.tn/revue-de-sport/af...-menu-323.html

    Also, Zone VI - Group J qualifiers (Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana) have been postponed until next month.

    http://www.noticiasmocambique.co.mz/...robasket-2015/

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    It seems like Seychelles already qualified.

    Still no report on Senegal and Mali, though.

    Any forecasts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    It seems like Seychelles already qualified.

    Still no report on Senegal and Mali, though.

    Any forecasts?
    Seychelles have only qualified for the 2015 All African Games, taking place in Congo next September. No team from Zone VII qualifies for Afrobasket.

    Senegal and Mali are playing against each other on 21st and 28th February. The winner of this series qualifies for Afrobasket. 16 local Senegalese players have already started training under coach Sarr.

    http://www.senenews.com/2015/01/16/p...ux_106527.html

    Number of qualifying quotas per zone:

    Zone I --> 1 Team
    Zone II --> 2 Teams
    Zone III --> 2 Teams
    Zone IV --> 2 Teams
    Zone V --> 2 Teams (Egypt, Uganda)
    Zone VI --> 3 Teams
    Zone VII -- No Team
    Host Country --> Tunisia
    Reigning Champion --> Angola
    Wildcards --> 2 Teams
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    Finally, some updates regarding Zone VI...

    Mozambique basketball tie postponed

    The Botswana men’s basketball team got a double boost when the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) postponed today’s Afro Basket qualifier against Mozambique to February 14, while China-based point guard Karabo Geche is still expected to be part of the team’s trip to Maputo on Valentine’s Day.

    The postponement gives the national team more time to prepare for their illustrious opponents. Their path to qualification has even been made easier by Swaziland’s pulling out of the competition.

    This leaves Botswana and Mozambique to battle out for the only spot over a two-legged clash. Tunisia will host the Afro-Basketball women competition while Cameroon will stage the men’s event.

    The dates for the tournament are yet to be announced. The winners will directly qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics.

    The presence of Geche, a Flames player back home, will certainly make a difference for Botswana. The star point guard recently moved to China where he plays for his college and is also studying.

    There was uncertainty around the talented point guard’s coming for the opening qualifier until the Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) got confirmation last week.

    BBA public relations officer, James Kalebwe confirmed the development to Mmegi Sport. “The mood in both camps is very positive and we have no serious injuries. The coaches have selected the 12 players they wanted and Karabo Geche Reinhard, who is based in China, will be joining the squad,” Kalebwe said. Kalebwe said the coaches have faith in the China-based star, who represented Flames last season. He was one of Flames’ outstanding players in the first half of the League last season and his inclusion in the squad comes as no surprise.

    “He is still active in China where he plays for his college,” he said.

    However, the national team coaches may have to do without Ofentse Churchill Barrows, who is scheduled to leave for Malta on Thursday for a two-month stint.

    Barrows, Botswana’s well-traveled basketball star, is an important member of the national team, having risen through the country’s junior ranks. He has had stints in Zimbabwe, United States of America (USA) and had two trial stints in Angola, Africa’s top basketball nation. After the Maputo tie, the national will host Mozambique in Gaborone as FIBA try out a new format in which teams will play each other on a home and away basis.

    Meanwhile, the ladies continue training and will be cut to a final 12 next weekend.

    The women’s team travels to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on February 20.

    The qualifiers run from February 21 to 28 after the Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) this week vowed ‘unless some supervening impossibility occurs there is no postponement’.

    There were fears the tournament will be pushed forward again, but BUZ say all is on course for the tournament to take place.
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    Information provided by FIBA Africa regarding the qualifiers is very little... At least they announced the official dates of the final tournament, it will take place from 19 to 30 August. It seems that the event's logo has also been released:



    More than a couple of games are taking place during the next few days:

    12/02/15 (Zone II): Cape Verde vs Guinea, at Praia, Cape Verde
    13/02/15 (Zone II): Guinea vs Cape Verde, at Praia, Cape Verde
    14/02/15 (Zone VI): Mozambique vs Botswana, at Maputo, Mozambique

    13/02/15-15/02/15 (Second leg of qualifiers for Zone I): Morocco, Algeria, Libya - All 3 games will take place at Sale, Morocco
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    13/02/15-15/02/15 (Second leg of qualifiers for Zone I): Morocco, Algeria, Libya - All 3 games will take place at Sale, Morocco
    Libya has withdrawn from the qualifiers, according to the Libyan federation the Moroccan authorities refused to grant visas to Libya's team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    12/02/15 (Zone II): Cape Verde vs Guinea, at Praia, Cape Verde
    Cape Verde - Guinea 71-60

    Cape Verde: Coronel Dimitry (15), Edvaldo Ferreira (0), Sandir Palavra (4), Braima Freire (2), Mário "Marito" Correia (16), Admir "T-Mac" Mendes (0), Michel Mendes (0), Evandro "Vani" Delgado (0), Keven Gomes (2), Brian Rudolph (15), Fidel Mendonça (2), Kevin Coronel (15)

    Guinea: Donacien Camara (0), Mouhamed Traore (2), Mohamed Baka Youla (4), Yacouba Sylla (4), George Mahatm Konde (8), Naby Youssouf Sylla (2), Bella Bachir (15), Younoussa Camara (12), Mamadi Keita (0), Younoussa Toure (13)

    http://www.rtc.cv/desporto/index.php...1&id_cod=10026

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    13/02/15 (Zone II): Guinea vs Cape Verde, at Praia, Cape Verde
    14/02/15 (Zone VI): Mozambique vs Botswana, at Maputo, Mozambique

    13/02/15-15/02/15 (Second leg of qualifiers for Zone I): Morocco, Algeria, Libya - All 3 games will take place at Sale, Morocco
    Cape Verde beat Guinea in their second clash by 28 points, 70-42, and qualified for the next Afrobasket.

    https://www.inforpress.publ.cv/despo...a-tunisia-2015

    According to FIBA Africa today's game between Mozambique and Botswana will take place at 19:00 local time.

    Morocco is playing Algeria on Sunday, probably at 17:00 local time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixama23 View Post
    14/02/15 (Zone VI): Mozambique vs Botswana, at Maputo, Mozambique

    13/02/15-15/02/15 (Second leg of qualifiers for Zone I): Morocco, Algeria, Libya - All 3 games will take place at Sale, Morocco
    Mozambique-Botswana 61-40

    Morocco-Algeria 84-71

    Morocco has qualified to the Afrobasket 2015.

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    Zone IV qualifiers are starting tomorrow in Yaounde, DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea have pulled off.

    Friday 20/02: Cameroon-Congo at 16:00 local time
    Sunday 22/02: Congo-Cameroon at 16:00 local time

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    Basketball: AfroBasket qualifiers - National team off to Zimbabwe today

    The country’s men’s national basketball selection leave the country this afternoon for Zimbabwe to compete in the Afro-basket qualifiers.

    The players received their air tickets yesterday during a small ceremony at Victoria Gymnasium where the team have been following intensive training.

    Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga) president Antonio Gopal, National Sports Council’s director for sports development and management Robert Auguste and members of the Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) attended the ceremony.

    It was team captain Cyril Agrippine who received the tickets from Mr Gopal on behalf of his teammates and he stated that the team are prepared for the challenge that lie ahead and will do their very best to make Seychelles proud.
    Mr Gopal on his part wished the team well and urged them to keep improving so as to be able to defend the gold medal in the forthcoming Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) in Reunion.

    The team played two friendly matches. In their first game they beat men’s division one league champions Baya 85-23 with Ron Estico scoring 19 points. Baya were without their four players who are part of the national side.

    The team’s second friendly match was against MBU Rockers and this time it was Dave Roseline who led them in scoring with 17 points in a 63-44 victory.

    Coached by Tony Juliette and Nigel Ah-Kong, the team will meet hosts Zimbabwe, along with Angola, South Africa and Zambia in the qualifiers from February 21-28 and the team will be vying for a place at the Fiba Africa's flagship tournament in Tunisia in 2015.

    The 12 players selected for the qualifiers are Abdel Sylla (Pro A side L'Elan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez), Andrew Rath (Italian Serie C side Sports club Cestistica Audace Pescia), Bernard Bristol (PLS Hawks), Cyril Agrippine, Ron Estico, Steven André (Mont Fleuri Dawgz), Timmy Adam, Amadou Sylla, Dave Roseline, Faizel Naiken (Baya), Arnaud Arrisol (Drifters) and Nigel Sinon (MBU Rockers).

    Maggie Lespoire (physiotherapist), Tetyana Kozyr (doctor), Jean-Guy Alphonse (manager) and Ambrosse Kisoi (referee) will accompany the team in Zimbabwe.
    http://www.nation.sc/news/sports/55-...bwe-today.html

    Zambia has withdrawn from the competition, the rest of the teams participating are Zimbabwe and South Africa. Angola is only competing for a spot in the All Africa Games.

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    Team of Gabon is intensive course in Monastir in Tunisia from February 15 to 25,
    to prepare for the playoffs to be held in Libreville from March 2 to 8.
    The National Federation is given every chance to qualify both male and female teams for the finals of the 2015 Afrobasket.
    Some players playing in europe and the united states of america will join the group to finish the preparation and have the best acclimatization .

    http://www.afrobasket.com/Gabon/news...on-in-Monastir

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    South Africa confirmed for Afrobasket and All Africa qualifiers:

    http://www.chronicle.co.zw/sa-confir...ca-qualifiers/

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    Essengue to lead Cameroon in AfroBasket 2015 qualifier against Republic of Congo

    YAOUNDE (AfroBasket 2015) - Gaston Essengue is expected to play a key role for Cameroon this weekend (20-22 February) when they seek to overcome the Republic of Congo and secure a place at AfroBasket 2015, which will take place in Tunisia from 19 to 30 August.

    As a result of the withdrawal of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea, the two-game FIBA Africa Zone 4 Group F qualifier will take place this Friday and Sunday at the Palace Multi-purpose Sports in Yaounde.

    Essengue, who plays for Argentinian side Alianza Viedma Rio Negro in Torneo Nacional de Ascenso de Básquet, has missed out a significant part of the team's preparations. However, head coach Louis Tsoungui insists he is a valuable addition to his team.

    The 31-year-old power forward will be the only player in the Cameroon squad who featured at AfroBasket 2013. The other 11 players from the side that came in fifth in Abidjan two years ago remained committed to their professional clubs elsewhere.
    "Any contribution from Gaston is always welcome. We hope Gas can make an impact for us, and I am happy to have him in the team," Tsoungui said to FIBA.com

    Tsoungui, who replaced his countryman Lazare Adingono as the person in charge of Cameroon, knows what to expect from the Republic of Congo.

    After all he coached the Republic of Congo at the continental championship in 2013.

    "It is going to be difficult for us because they know my tactics and I know theirs. But I am looking forward to the challenge," he pointed out.

    "They are a talented team and I know they are bringing a few players based in France.

    "For us, the only problem is that some of the players will not have much training time with the team. Hopefully we can manage it and come home with a win.

    "I wanted to have Frank Tchoubaye Bakala in the team as well, but he had some issues with his club in Egypt, and he can't join us."

    Cameroon will face Congo with a team made up mostly of local players.

    One of the locally based players that coach Tsoungui is relying on is Samuel Soup, described as a skilful swingman with enormous potential.

    "He is strong, has a good game reading, and keeps getting better and better everyday."

    Congo finished 14th at AfroBasket 2013 and are now looking to achieve a second consecutive appearance.

    The hosts of the 2015 All-African Games have made changes of their own, appointing Frenchman Stephane Paty to coach the team.

    This qualifier coincides with a visit of FIBA Africa officials who will check the progress of Cameroon hosts duties of the AfroBasket Women 2015.

    Cameroon squad for AfroBasket 2015 qualifier against Republic of Congo: Seoud Njoya, Taku Sama, Charles Sibetcheu, Felix Bogmis, Chris Kuete, Steve Mbog, Naha Harding, Gaston Essenge, Michel Ipouck, Samuel Soup, Stephane Kamagou and Simon Bileg.
    http://www.fiba.com/news/essengue-to...ublic-of-congo

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    Cameroon won the first leg over Congo 81-69.

    http://www.fibaafrica.com/index.php/...ose-a-domicile

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