LIBYA - Afrobasket draw on June 26 in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Afrobasket 2009) - The draw for the Fiba Africa Championship for Men (Afrobasket) will take place on 26th June 2009 in Tripoli.

So far the following teams have qualified

Libya (host)
Angola (reigning champion)
Cape Verde
Côte d’Ivoire

The remaining four teams to qualify will be known by the end of this week.

FIBA Africa will then assign two more wild cards to complete the field of 16.

The draw on 26 June will determine the composition of the 4 groups of four teams that will play in the Preliminary Round of the event in Benghazi and Tripoli from 5 – 7 August 2009. The final round will be played in Tripoli from 9 – 15 August.

Afrobasket will qualify 3 teams for the 2010 FIBA World Championship that will be played in Turkey from 28 August to 12 September 2010.