World Cup Qualifiers: Silverbacks Learn Venue For Next Window

Photo credit – Tsaubah Stone

Silverbacks will play their next round of World Cup Qualifiers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, FIBA has confirmed.

The games will be played at 3500-capacity Palais des Sports Treichville, with matches due August 26-28 2022.

Uganda is in Group E that also has Nigeria, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Angola and Guinea.

Group F games will be played in Monastir Tunisia.

The Group F teams are South Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, DR Congo, Senegal and Cameroon.

Robinson Opong in action during the first round. FIBA photo

Pools E and F are new Groups formulated after the end of the first window.

The top three teams in each group of the first window (Group A to D) qualified to this second round.

Top three teams in A were combined with top three teams in C to form Group E while group F was formed from top three teams in Group B and D.

Uganda qualified to this stage after Mali withdrew, leaving three teams in Group A.

In this Second Round, each team will play each new team in their group during two tournaments played over two event windows schedule in August 2022 and February 2023.

At the end of these additional six games per team, the two top teams in each group, along with the best third-placed team, will qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

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