The maiden edition of the AfroCan is due to commence in July this year with Senior Men’s National Teams in Africa eligible to compete.
The new competition is designed to take place every two years with the main African Championship-AfroBasket-to be played every four years.
Mali is bidding to host the first edition that is provisionally fixed between July 17 and July 28. Mali has previously held the African Under 18 Championship.
The competition is in line with new activities from FIBA Africa to improve the number of competitions on the continent and ultimately grow the sport.
The announcement was made recently at the institution’s headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast among a host of major issues including applications for positions at FIBA Africa.
Hosting rights for this year’s Africa Women’s Champions Cup were received with Nigeria, Tunisia and Madagascar officially tending in their bids.
Applications for top positions including Zonal Presidents and Treasurer General officially closed on Tuesday, April 23. FIBA Africa’s General Assembly is due to take place from June 22-23.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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