FIBA AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 - MADAGASCAR
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FIBA AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 - MADAGASCAR
Official Name
2011 FIBA Africa Championship

Place
Country: Madagascar

Dates
17th August - 28th August 2011

Participating teams
Angola
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Cote d'Ivoire
Egypt
Madagascar
Mali
Morocco
Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Togo
Tunisia
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History
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History of FIBA Africa Championship for Men

The FIBA Africa Championship for Men is the men's basketball continental championship of Africa, played biennially under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA), the world basketball governing body, and the African zone thereof.
 

The championship also serves to qualify teams for participation in the quadrennial FIBA World Championship and the Olympic basketball tournament.
 

The first edition of the championship was staged in 1962 a year after the formation of the Africa governing body - FIBA Africa and was hosted and won by Egypt who was then known as United Arab Republic.
 

Only six of the fifty-two member-nation of FIBA Africa have won the competition since inception with reigning Africa King of the rim Angola being the most successful having won the championship a record 10 times in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, followed by Senegal who has lifted the trophy five times in 1968, 1972, 1978, 1980 and 1997, Egypt has also won the title five times in 1962, 1964, 1970, 1975 amd 1980, Cote d'Ivoire was champion in 1981 and 1985, Central Africa won in 1974 and 1987 with Morocco winning in 1965.
 

The championship which started with about five countries in 1962 has grown in leap and bound that countries now have to go through qualification series from the seven FIBA Africa zones to be among the lucky sxteen that will take part in Africa biggest basketball show piece - The Afrobasket.
 

The sixteen countries that will be on parade in the 26th edition of the championship slated for August 17 through 28 in Antananarivo, Madagascar this year includes champion Angola, 2009 runner-up Cote d'Ivoire, third place finisher Tunisia, Cameroon and Nigeria.
 

Other countries who are aiming to wrestle the title from perennial champion, Angola and book a place in the London 2012 Olympic Games includes Mali, Senegal, Mozambique, Tchad, Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, host Madagascar, Togo, Tunisia, Central Africa Republic and Rwanda.
 

At the draw held on June 4 this year in Antananarivo capital of Madagascar the sixteen countries were drawn into four groups of four teams each, in group-A comprises host Madagascar will contend with Mozambique, Nigeria and Mali.
 

Group-B is made up of defending champion Angola, Tchad, Morocco and Senegal; Group-C has 2009 runer-up Cote D'Ivoire, South Africa, Cameroon and Egypt; while Group-D is made up of 2009 edition third place finisher Tunisia, Togo, Central Africa Republic and Rwanda.

 

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