The men’s senior national basketball team will play the first leg of the World Cup 2019 Africa Qualifiers at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos, it has emerged.
According to FIBA both Nigeria and Tunisia will be home to the fourth window of the African Qualifiers from September 14-16, 2018.
Rwanda is in Group F which comprises of host Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and host Nigeria.
Rwanda take on Senegal on September 14t in the opening fixture, before facing Ivory Coast the next day and in the third game they battle a tough Cameroon.
Rwanda advanced to the first-leg of continental World Cup qualifiers by shocking Uganda by 92-79 in Mali last month. The team progressed as first runners with 9 points three adrift of host Nigeria to topped the pool.
Meanwhile Group E, according to the draws comprises of Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia and will play at Salle Multidisciplinaire de Rades venue in the city of Tunis.
The host countries of the second-leg of Groups E and F – to be played in the fifth window of the African Qualifiers from November 30 to December 2 – are yet to be determined.
At the end of the two tournaments, the two highest placed from the group and the best third-placed team of group E and F will qualify for the 32-team FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.