Hamady N’Diaye of Senegal.
Qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup to be hosted in China, begin later this year with games set to take place across Africa.

Qualifying games on the continent are set to take place between November 20-28 in the first phase of the qualifiers.

In all, teams aiming at representing the continent at the world stage will have to survive six qualifying stages that last from the latter part of November to February 2019.

Unlike previous years, there will be home and away games to determine which teams qualify to go to Asia.

The competition in China will have five African countries; an increase from three that was allotted to the continent in previous tournaments. Eight more teams will be added to the field in 2019; up from 24.

The United States are the defending champions following a 129-92 win in the final game over Serbia.

Senegal was Africa’s bets performing team at the last World Cup courtesy a Round of 16 exit to Spain.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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