A trio of nations has filed bids to host the 2019 FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women with Nigeria headlining the bidding nations.
Tunisia and Madagascar join the West African powerhouse’s quest to host the continent’s most prestigious club championship.
Madagascar and Tunisia recently held games in the Men’s division-Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague) at the quarterfinal and group stages.
Nigeria’s bid was the last received by FIBA Africa at its headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; FIBA Africa will announce the host nation later this year.
Nigeria is hoping to host the competition for the first time since 2011. Tunisia on the other hand last held the competition in Sfax in 2014. Madagascar is aiming to host its first.
While no club from Madagascar has won the tournament before, Tunisia had Stade Tunisien clinch the 1995 title and Nigeria’s First Bank has won two titles.
Mozambique’s capital, Maputo hosted the 2018 edition home side Ferroviario de Maputo won after beating Interclube of Angola 59-56.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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