For their first outing, the Ivorian basketball players won against their Tunisian counterparts during the 26th edition of the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket, this Sunday, September 19 at the Palais des Sports in Yaoundé.
Indeed, the Ivory Coast got off to a good start for the 26th edition of the Afrobasket Dames which started last Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Ivorian basketball player dominated the Tunisians for her entry yesterday (69-49). Faced with this Tunisian formation battered the day before by Mali (101-39), the Ivorians led by breathtaking Salimata Berté Zouzoua (20 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists) were sovereign in the first three quarters by leading in the score (13-11, 22-13 and 18-9).
Note that the African Women’s Basketball Championship (Afrobasket) is the competition between the national women’s teams of different African countries. It takes place every two years and is organized by FIBA Africa. In addition to the attribution of the title of African Champion for the winner, the African Championship generally also serves as a qualification either for the Olympic Games or for the World Championships.
In conclusion, the 12 teams that will take part in the competition will be divided into four (4) groups (A, B, C and D) of three (3) teams. Each team will meet the two (2) opponents of its group one way.
The teams ranked first in each group will qualify directly for the quarter-finals. The teams classified second (2nd) and third (3rd) play the qualifying round for the quarter-finals.
At the end of the group stage, the teams placed second and third will meet in a qualifying round for the quarter-finals in knockout matches as follows:
A2 x B3; B2 x A3; C2 x D3 and D2 x C3. The winners of the matches will advance to the quarter-finals.
The winners of the quarter-finals will advance to the semi-finals, while the losers will play in the classification matches for 5 – 8 Places. The match for third place and the final will be played on the last day of competition.