FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African qualifiers will tip off on Friday, November 26 with Cape Verde taking on Nigeria in Angola. Mali will go up against Uganda; Coted’Ivoirewillface Angola and Guinea will play Central African Republic.
The World Cup 2023 African qualifiers will be played over the course of 15 months (November 2021, February 2022, July 2022, August 2022 and February 2023) to define the continent’s five representatives in Indonesia, Japan and Philippines.
The three-day tournament will take place in the Angolan city of Benguela from November 26-28 with eight teams from Groups A and C vying for six places in the decisive Second Round of the African Qualifiers. Meanwhile, groups B and D will open their African Qualifiers campaign in February 2022.
The teams that finish in the top two places of Groups E and F in the Second Round, followed by the best thirdplace team will qualify to the World Cup 2023. Angola hosted two qualifying windows of the World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers in the capital Luanda in November 2017 and December 2018.