FIBA Africa Zone 3 qualifiers hold in Benin
The FIBA Africa Zone 3 qualifying tournament for Men and Women has been confirmed for Cotonou, the Republic of Benin, following the acceptance of the Federation Beninoise de Basketball to stage the event billed for November 4 - 12, 2015.
President of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 executive board, Col Sam Ahmedu (rtd), who confirmed the date over the weekend, stated that the event will hold in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Ahmedu expressed happiness that a federation eventually picked the hosting for the eliminations, stressing that the Zone would have lost the slots allocated to its teams in the finals proper billed for Angola.
He stated that the Zone Qualifying Tournaments for the FIBA Africa Champions Cup 2015 (men & women) were slated for the month of October, 2015.
“FIBA Africa sent the requisite Forms for National Federations to bid to host their respective zonal qualifiers. While other FIBA Africa Zones, through one of their National Federations, have concluded their Zonal Qualifiers, despite verbal promises from some clubs and national federations in our zone, none offered to host these tournaments as at 13th October, 2015.”
“But Benin Basketball Federation have offered to host the male and female qualifiers for the Zone under FIBA Zone 3 supervision. The Qualifiers (male and female) will jointly take place in Cotonou from 4th - 12th November, 2015.”