Basketballghana.com can confirm Egypt will host the 2022 FIBA Intercontinental Cup popularly known as the FIBA Club World Cup next year in Cairo.
The competition tips off on February 11 and ends on February 13 2022 at the Hassan Mostafa Sports Hall in Egypt’s capital, Cairo with four teams due to compete. It is the first time in the competition’s 56 year history an African city will host the tournament.
NBA Gatorade League (G League) Champions Lakeland Magic will represent North America while Brazilian side Flamengo will represent South America. Ghana Center Amida Brimah played in the competition during his time at Austin Spurs; Brimah won the 2018 G League title with Spurs.
Africa is to be represented by Egyptian side Zamalek; the team won the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League held in Rwanda earlier this year.
Spanish side and reigning Basketball Champions League winners San Pablo Burgos will represent Europe; Burgos won the 2021 edition that was played between Burgos and Argentina’s Quimsa due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Egypt has held several international basketball competitions including the 2017 FIBA Under 19 World Cup.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter