Hamane Niang, FIBA Africa President and FIBA Vice-President, with Alphonse Bile Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Nigeria won its first African Championship in 2015.
In the aftermath of a thrilling 65-48 win for Nigeria over Senegal in this year’s Women’s African Nations Championship (AfroBasket), FIBA Africa President Hamane Niang is hopeful of a successful tournament in the male division.

The Men’s AfroBasket tips off on September 8 with a game between defending champions Nigeria and Ivory Coast in Tunisia.

After showering praise on Women’s host Mali, President Niang quickly turned his attention to the upcoming tournament stating the first ever co-hosted Afrobasket will be successful.

“This year we will witness a huge innovation on the continent as, for the first time ever, FIBA Africa’s flagship competition will be co-hosted by Senegal and Tunisia. The Group Phase will take place in Dakar and Tunis and teams will then move on to Tunis for the Final Phase” he said to FIBA.com

In the lead up to the tournament, the continental has dealt with several challenges since the host nation had to be changed twice following Congo Republic and Angola’s inability to do so.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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