D'Tigers: Nigeria to face Cape Verde and Uganda in 2025 FIBA AfroBasket qualifier

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D'Tigers: Nigeria to face Cape Verde and Uganda in 2025 FIBA AfroBasket qualifier

Tosin Abayomi 17:25 - 25.11.2023

After failure to qualify for the Olympics and World Cup, D'Tigers return to try to get to the 2025 FIBA AfroBasket by facing Cape Verde and Uganda.

The dates of the 2025 FIBA AfroBasket, Africa's premier men's basketball championship, are set for February and November of next year.

The teams have been divided into five groups of four teams, with South Sudan, who will compete in the Olympics, leading Group A, which also includes Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Group B includes Mauritius and Comoros, the winners of the Zone 6 pre-qualifiers.

Cape Verde, who placed fourth in the most recent AfroBasket, which took place in Rwanda in 2021, is ranked first in Group B, which also includes Nigeria, Uganda, and the victor of the Zones 1 and 2 pre-qualifiers.

Group C's opponents for the 2021 bronze medalists, Senegal, are Cameroon, who placed last in the previous competition; Rwanda and the victor of the Zones 3 and 4 pre-qualification tournament round out the field.

The dominant teams of Zone 5, Egypt, Central Africa Republic, and the winner of the pre-qualifier between Zone 5, Madagascar, and Djibouti comprise Group D, which is rounded out by reigning silver medallists Cote D'Ivoire.

In Group E, defending champion Tunisia will face Angola, which placed sixth in 2021, Guinea, and Kenya.

Groups D, B, and E will play in the February 2024 window, while Groups C and A will play in the November 2024 window.

The 2025 FIBA AfroBasket Qualifiers produced the following results:

Group A

South Sudan



Q z6 Mauritius n Comoros

Group B

Cape Verde


Q z1 + z2


Group C



Q z3 +z4


Group D

Cote D’Ivore


Central Africa Republic

Q z5 +Madagascar + Djibouti

Group E