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D’Tigers to battle Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, three others in Abidjan

Nigeria’s D’Tigers will take the battle for a FIBA World Cup ticket to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire following the decision of the basketball ruling body, FIBA, for the second round of the qualifiers to hold in the cities of Monastir in Tunisia and Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.

development was confirmed via a statement from the FIBA Africa headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday.

The statement confirmed Abidjan and Monastir as host cities for 4 of the FIBA Basketball Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers.

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Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s largest city, will host the first nine games of Group E, while the Tunisian coastal city of Monastir will be home to the first nine games of Group F.

Monastir Salle Mohamed Mzali is a 4,000 capacity arena, while Abidjan’s Palais des Sports Treichville can accommodate 3.500 fans.

Games will take place from August 26 through to August 28.

Teams in Group E are hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Angola, Nigeria, Uganda and Guinea.

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Group F consists of South Sudan, Egypt, hosts Tunisia, DR Congo, Senegal and Cameroon.

It is the second that Abidjan takes duties in the 2023 African Qualifiers campaign. In early July, the Ivorians hosted the second round of Group C.

Three years ago, Abidjan played host of the last of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in February 2019 where the home team finished 3-0 to secure the fifth and last ticket available for African teams for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

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Meanwhile, Monastir, home to US Monastir, who clinched the 2022 Basketball Africa League title, has hosted the second round of Groups A and D of the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket in February 2021.


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