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Luanda to host AfroLeague Final Four next month

Atletico-Agosto (red) Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Sale Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Lawrence Gilbert in action for JSK Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Angola’s capital, Luanda, will host the Final Four of the 2019 Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague) Basketballghana.com gathers.

The news was confirmed by FIBA in the lead up to the anticipated games to determine the first winner of the competition under the new name. Hitherto, the AfroLeague was known as the Africa Champions Cup.

Luanda’s Kilamba Arena will host the semifinal games due to run from May 24-26 with Angolan side Primeiro do Agosto set to compete in the crunch games.

Aside Agosto, JS Kairouan from Tunisia, AS Sale from Morocco and Smouha SC from Egypt will compete on the big stage with a place in the final game at stake.

Agosto is the most successful side on the continent after winning eight titles with the likes of Smouha and Sale featuring as former winners.

Sale are defending champions and qualified to the semis ahead of Civil Defenders from Nigeria. The team’s dream of successfully defending the title is on course.

The draw for the respective matchups will be conducted on Saturday, April 27.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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