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2023 FIBA AfroCan – Full Schedule, Participating Nations, Key Players to Watch and More



2023 FIBA AfroCan – Full Schedule, Participating Nations, Key Players to Watch and More

The FIBA AfroCan 2023 will be held for the second edition. The competition will take place in Angola from July 8 to July 16, 2023. DR Congo is the defending champion after winning the 2019 championship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second tournament that was scheduled to take place in 2021 has been postponed.

The four-year wait for the FIBA AfroCan is over as twelve countries from throughout Africa are anticipated in Luanda to battle for the championship.

There are two spots in this 12-nation tournament reserved for players from Africa. It is a quadrennial competition with the dual goal of introducing African basketball talents to the world game and advancing the sport on the continent.

The information you need to know about the 2023 FIBA AfroCan is provided below.

2023 FIBA AfroCan When

From Saturday, July 8, to Sunday, July 16, the competition will take place.

2023 FIBA AfroCan Where

The competition is being held at Arena Kilamba, which is outside of the Angolan capital.

2023 FIBA AfroCan Participating Nations

  1. Angola – HOST
  2. Cameroon
  3. Congo DR
  4. Cote d’Ivoire
  5. Gabon
  6. Kenya
  7. Mali
  8. Morocco
  9. Mozambique
  10. Nigeria
  11. Rwanda
  12. Tunisia


Four groups of three teams each are formed out of the teams. Teams who place first in Groups A, B, C, and D qualify directly to the Quarterfinals.

Each group’s second and third-place teams will be given a second chance to compete by playing in the Qualification Round until the Quarterfinals, where losing teams will be eliminated.

The losing teams from the quarterfinals will fight for fifth to eighth place in the classification round, while the four semifinalists will automatically qualify for the 2027 FIBA AfroCan.

ACTION: The twelve participating teams will play a total of 28 games.

AfroCan DEBUTANT – Cameroon, Gabon, Mozambique, and Rwanda are competing in the FIBA AfroCan for the first time, while eight countries are returning for the second consecutive year for the first time since the competition began four years ago in Bamako, Mali.


The COURTSIDE 1891 PORTAL, which accepts subscriptions only, will broadcast games.

The event will receive enhanced coverage via FIBA Africa’s social media platforms.


It will be interesting to see if Angola can make history by becoming the first FIBA AfroCan host nation to triumph in front of their home fans.

Mali did everything right in Group A four years ago, defeating Algeria and Cote d’Ivoire, but their chances of winning their first-ever continental trophy were dashed by a 69-61 loss to Morocco in the Quarterfinals.


Angola has a history of winning at home, but will they be able to defend their home court?

Before Cote d’Ivoire became the first team to defeat Angola in Angola – for the first time in three decades – in November 2021 during the first round of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers hosted in the Southern city of Benguela, Angola dominated their opponents at home for years.

MVP – Abdlehakim Zouita of Morocco is the only one of the many great players who will compete in the Luanda showcase who has earned a FIBA Africa MVP award.

In Rades, Tunisia, Zouita won the MVP honour for the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup while guiding his former team AS Sale to victory.

He was honoured as the 2022–23 Morocco League Playoff Finals MVP last week.


Oussama Marnaoui and Yacine Toumi (Tunisia), Pio Matos and Jeremias Manjate (Mozambique), Glofate Buiamba (Angola), Makan Keita (Mali), Victor Ezeh and Ibe Abuchi Agu (Nigeria), Etienne Tametong Kalume (Cameroon), Rolly Fula (DR Congo), Dolivitch Moupomo (Gabon), Keneth Gasana and Williams Robeyns (Rwanda), Tom ‘Bush’ Wamukota (Kenya), Lionel Kouadio and Mike Fofana (Cote d’ivoire), Kevin Franceschi (Morocco).

2023 FIBA AfroCan Schedule

The forthcoming 2023 FIBA AfroCan, which will take place in Luanda, the capital of Angola, has announced that the whole itinerary and tickets are currently on sale.

The iconic Kilamba Arena, located outside of Luanda, will host the second edition of the competition from Saturday, July 8 through Sunday, July 16.

Additionally, the game timings have been confirmed. You can view the full schedule here.

2023 FIBA AfroCan – Schedule

The Group Phase, which runs from July 8 to July 10, will include four games per day, with the opening match pitting Cote d’Ivoire against Kenya, the runners-up from the most recent tournament (2019).

The teams who come second and third will compete on July 12 in the Qualification for the Quarter-Finals, with the group winners moving on directly to those matches.

The FIBA AfroCan Final Phase in 2023 will begin on July 12, and the tournament winner will be announced on July 16.


The FAB states that there will be a number of ways to purchase tickets for the 2023 FIBA AfroCan, including:

  • Box offices will be open at the Kilamba Arena and the Xyami Kilamba and Xyami Nova Vida shopping malls.
  • Tickets can likewise be purchased through INGRESSO PRÁTICO, a dedicated online ticket sales platform.

Daily tickets prices are as follows:

  • Stand A – 500,00 Kz
  • VIP Stand – 1000,00 Kz
  • Court-side seats – 10,000 Kz.
  • VIP Box – 15,000 Kz
  • These daily tickets allow fans to watch every game of the day.
  • Gates will be opened from 8.30 am to 21:00.
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