Mozambique to host FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament

 FIBA has confirmed all five hosts for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament taking place in November.

All zonal tournaments will take place during the pre-qualifying window, which is between November 10th and 18th, 2019, according to FIBA.com report.

Mozambique will host for Africa, and Malaysia and New Zealand will each host a tournament for Asia-Oceania. Argentina and Canada will be the hosts for the Americas.

For Africa, six teams will fight it out for two qualifying spots at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 in February next year. For both the Americas and Asia-Oceania regions, eight teams will compete for four qualifying spots, per region.

The newly developed Olympic pre-qualification tournaments will tip-off in November 2019 to qualify teams to the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, and ultimately the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Twenty-two National Teams will take part in the upcoming FIBA Women’s Pre-Qualifying Tournaments to qualify for one of the four global FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020, taking place in February 2020.

Both the USA, current gold medallists, and Japan, who are the hosts, will play in the qualification tournaments and, regardless of their results, advance through to Tokyo 2020.

African Teams

Host:  Mozambique

Group A

Nigeria

Mozambique 

Democratic Republic of Congo

Group B

Senegal

Mali

Angola