FIBA World Cup Qualifiers : D’Tigers Draw Mali, Uganda, Rwanda

(Last Updated On: 2017-05-07)


Adeboye Amosu

Nigeria’s D’Tigers have been drawn alongside Mali, Uganda and Rwanda in Group B for the 2019 FIBA
Basketball World Cup qualifiers scheduled to hold in China from 31st August to the 15th of September, report.

In a draw ceremony held at the Canton Tower in
Guangzhou, China on Sunday, Guinea, South Africa,
Cameroon and Tunisia are drawn to battle for sole
ticket in Group A while Congo, Egypt, Morocco and
Angola will compete in Group C. Group D houses Mozambique, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and a yet to be named team.

The top five teams will advance to China 2019.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will see seven
teams qualify directly for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic
Games, with the remaining four and the host to be
determined through four Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2020.

D’Tigers emerged African champions in 2015 after
beating Angola 74-65 in the final of the 2015
Afrobasket Championship in Tunisia.

Group A -Cameroon, Guinea South Africa, Tunisia
Group B- Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali
Group C- DR Congo, Egypt, Angola, Morocco
Group D- Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Senegal

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