The first ever FIBA Africa 3×3 Cup will commence on Friday November 3 in Lome, Togo with a slew of African countries set to compete in the tourney.
The championship will be held from November 3 to 5 at the Stade Omnisport Eyadema de Lomé; the competition will be held with tension from Togo’s political crisis lingering in the background.
Teams representing 22 countries will compete in the Championship with 12 teams in the male section and 10 due to compete in the female section.
Ghana will compete in both categories which has the top two sides in each pool in both categories progress to the quarterfinals.
After several years of missing out on the competition on the continent, this is the maiden edition of the hugely popular basketball format in Africa.
Several editions of the competitions have been held on other continents in the world including South America and Europe.
After making prior appearances at the World Cup, Egypt and Eastern African country Uganda are ranked the top sides ahead of the games in Lome.
Other FIBA organized competitions have been slated to take place later this month.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter