Five African teams, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Egypt, Angola and Cape Verde have booked their place in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Philipines, Japan and Indonesia after the conclusion of the African zone qualifiers Marches on Sunday.


Sixteen African teams started the qualifiers which run through five tournament windows over 15 months.

The qualifiers run from November 2021 to February 2023, with the five African national teams earning a spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup scheduled to hold from August 25 to September 10, 2023 in Japan, Indonesia and The Philippines.

Cape Verde book the last African zone ticket after beating Ivory Coast 79-64 on Sunday.

Ivory Coast was the first African team to qualify for the World, the Elephants book their ticket in the first window of the second round of qualifiers.

South Sudan and Egypt joined Ivory Coast after a win against on Friday after victory against Senegal and Tunisia while Angola book their spot on Saturday after a massive win against Cape Verde.

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be the 19th tournament of the FIBA Basketball World Cup for men’s national basketball teams. The tournament will be the second to feature 32 teams. For the first time in its history, the World Cup will be hosted by multiple nations in Asia; the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, from 25 August to 10 September 2023.

The tournament will serve as qualification for the 2024 Summer Olympics, where the top two teams from each of the Americas and Europe, and the top team from each of Africa, Asia and Oceania, will qualify alongside the tournament’s host France.



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