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Draw for AfroLeague semifinals hours away

AS Sale won the last competition Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Atletico-Agosto (red) Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Maodo Nguirane Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
Justice on the drive. Photo Courtesy: FIBA.com
The draw to determine semifinal matchups in the first ever FIBA Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague) takes place on Saturday, April 27.

The event is to be held at the FIBA Africa Headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with four teams including some really big names in for the draw.

The 2019 competition for Africa’s elite clubs is the first to be held under the AfroLeague banner following a change from the Africa Champions Cup after 2017.

Africa’s most successful club Primeiro do Agosto is in the hunt for a ninth title after getting past fellow Angolan side Petroleos Atletico in the quarterfinals.

The semifinal games are to be played in Luanda, Angola from May 24 to May 26 and give Agosto a big hand in fighting for a place in the finals.

Defending champions AS Sale from Morocco, Tunisia’s JS Kairouan and Egypt’s Smouha SC fill out the remaining semifinal spots.

James Justice of Smouha and Maodo Nguirane of JSK are the lead scorers with averages of 18.4 points per game.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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