Nigeria has bid to host the FIBA Africa Champions Cup for Women 2019, the flagship of women’s club competition in Africa.
The last time Nigeria hosted the event was in December 2011 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos by First Deepwater Basketball Club.
Madagascar and Tunisia are the two other countries in the bid to host FIBA Africa Women’s Champions Cup 2019.
This was made known during the Board of FIBA Africa’s annual meeting last weekend at ‘La MAISON du Ba sketball’, its new Headquarters in the Ivorian capital city of Abidjan.
The Board will award the host right to one of these candidates at a later stage.
Since its inception, First Bank Basketball Club is the only Nigerian club to have won the competition twice in 2003 and 2009.
In the same vein, Mali has been confirmed hosts of the first edition of the FIBA AfroCan, a competition for senior men’s national teams.
With the FIBA AfroBasket taking place every four years, FIBA Africa has launched the AfroCan, a national team competition, which will take place every two years. FIBA Africa announced July 17th to July 28th as provisional dates for the 2019 AfroCan.
The Board also announced that applications for the various elective and nominative positions in the FIBA Africa Board will be received at the General Secretariat by Tuesday 23 April 2019 while the FIBA Africa General Assembly will take place from June 22 – 23 June 2019, in Bamako, Mali.
These positions include: President of FIBA Africa, Treasurer General, President of the Council (Competitions and Technique, Development, Communication and Media, Women’s Basketball, Youth and 3×3, Medical, Coaches, Mini Basketball and National Federations) and election of Zone 1-7 Presidents.