The draw for FIBA Afrobasket 2017 took place on Sunday at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort and Spa in Balaclava, Mauritius, throwing in a number of intriguing situations that would have many international managers experiencing a sleepless nights.
For Silverbacks’ coach Mandy Juruni, only Central African Republic appears to be a good bet on paper.
Juruni’s side will have to navigate a challenge just making it through to the second round, a feat they failed to manage in their debut campaign in 2015 when they finished 15th.
With Angola and Morocco considered among the best teams in African basketball, a mammoth task awaits Uganda to ensure progression from Group B.
The biennial show piece is slated for September 8-16 with Uganda’s Group B and D to be hosted in Dakar while Group A and C will stage in Tunis.
The top two best performers from each group will then progress to the quarter finals , with games to take place from September 14-16 in Tunis.