The official Mascot for the All African Senior Championships was unveiled at a ceremony inside the Conference room of the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt on Saturday night by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN).


Rivers Hoopers and Civil Defenders have been drawn in group A and B ahead of the inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball League respectively.

The event which took place in Abidjan on Saturday saw the 16 teams fully represented

Rivers Hoopers got defending Champions, AS Sale of Morocco, S.L.A.C of Guinea and JS Kairouan of Tunisia.

Civil Defenders have ES Rades of Tunisia, Elan Sportif of Benin and BC Terreur of DR Congo to contend with in group B.

Schedule of the FIBA Africa Basketball League 2019 is as follows:

Round of 16
Group A: February 8-10
Group B: February 15-17
Group C: March 1-3
Group D: March 8-10

First Leg: March 22 - 31
Second Leg: April 5 -14

May 3-5

Thefull draw is listed below:

Group A

AS Sale (Morocco)

Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria)

JS Kairouan (Tunisia)

S.L.A.C (Guinea)


Group B

ES Rades (Tunisia)

Civil Defenders (Nigeria)

Elan Sportif (Benin)

BC Terreur (DR Congo)


Group C

AL Haly (Egypt)

Primeiro De Agosto (Angola)

Ferroviario Da Beira (Mozambique)

R.E.G BBC (Rwanda)

Group D

Petro de Luanda (Angola)

Smouha (Egypt)

ASB Mazembe (DR Congo)

C.O.S.P.N (Madagascar

As part of their preparations for the forthcoming Olympics qualifiers, the Nigeria u23 played out a two all draw with Awka Selected side handled by experienced Dutch gaffer Ard Sluis at the Goal Project in Abuja.

Super Eagles midfielder Michael Babatunde was instrumental for his team Wydad Casablanca as they thrashed former CAF Champions League winner ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire 5 – 2 in match day one of the CAF Champions’ League group stage to go top of Group which has been termed the group of death.

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