The semifinal games in the 2019 FIBA Africa Basketball League (AfroLeague) have been confirmed in the aftermath of a live draw that took place at the FIBA Africa Headquarters in Abidjan.

Lawrence Gilbert in action for JSK Photo Courtesy:
Sale (white) v JS Photo Courtesy:
Atletico-Agosto (red) Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Four teams have been paired against each other in exciting matchups set to take place from May 24-26 in Luanda, Angola.

Home side Primeiro do Agosto is scheduled to play Smouha SC from Alexandria, Egypt and JS Kairouan from Tunisia play defending champions AS Sale from Morocco.

The winners progress to the final game while the losing semifinalists battle for the bronze medal in the competition’s maiden run under the name AfroLeague.

The third and fourth ranked top scorers in the competition-James Justice Jnr. and Maodo Nguirane- will feature for Smouha and JS Kairouan respectively at this stage of the tournament.

There is a lot at stake for all participating teams as Agosto is battling to clinch a record ninth African title while Sale is aiming for back to back continental titles.

JSK beat ES Rades in the quarterfinals and is fighting from the underdog perspective.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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