Rewatch the draw event from Ivory Coast for the FIBA Africa Basketball League 2019.
FIBA Africa has reformulated the Africa Champions Cup (ACC), and its new version is set to start in February 2019.
The new competition is branded FIBA Africa Basketball League, and it has increased the number of participating clubs from twelve to sixteen. All sixteen teams clinch a spot in the FIBA Africa Basketball League through a regional qualifier.
The qualifiers for the inaugural FIBA Africa Basketball League started in September and run mid-December while the Final Round will take place from February 8 to May 5, 2019, across different African cities.
The 16 qualified teams for the Round of 16 will be divided into 4 groups of 4 teams each and the competition will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its 3 opponents respectively. And, the clubs that finish in the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Elite 8, where clubs will be divided into four groups of 2 teams each. The teams will play home-and-away games in the knock-out format. Finally, the four winners from Elite 8 advance to the Final 4.
The schedule of the FIBA Africa Basketball League 2019 if as follows:
Round of 16
- Group A: February 8-10, 2019
- Group B: February 15-17, 2019
- Group C: March 01-03, 2019
- Group D: March 08-10, 2019
Group E & F (first leg): March 22-24, 2019
Group G & H (first leg): March 29-31, 2019
Group E & F (second leg): April 05-07, 2019
Group G & H (second leg): April 12-14, 2019