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2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Learn Group Opponents

Uganda has learnt their fate at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 African Qualifiers after the draw was held on Tuesday, August 31.

The Silverbacks have been pitted in Group A alongside Nigeria, Mali and Cape Verde.

This will be the second FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification campaign Uganda will be taking part in.

They faced two of those three teams in the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers.

Then in Group B of the qualifiers, Uganda finished bottom of the group that had Nigeria, Rwanda and Mali.

Uganda lost twice against both Nigeria and Mali and split the games with Rwanda, beating the latter on February 28 2018 in Bamako.

Uganda will be meeting Cape Verde for the second time in recent memory after a 101-98 win in 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers last year in November.

This is the first qualification pathway for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 which will be hosted by the trio of Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

Sixteen (16) African countries, that qualified at the ongoing 2021 FIBA Afrobasket have been pitted in four groups of four teams with five places up for grabs.

The qualifiers will begin in November 2021 and will conclude in February 2023.

The twelve teams will be divided in two groups of six teams where the top two in each group plus third placed team qualify of the World Cup.

Note – At the second round, each group will be formed from teams advanced from two first round groups. All results from the previous round will be carried out.

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers Africa Groups:
*Group A – Cape Verde, Mali, Uganda, Nigeria
*Group B – South Sudan, Cameroon, Tunisia, Rwanda
*Group C – Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Angola
*Group D – Kenya, Senegal, Egypt, DR Congo


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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