FIBA Africa Championship 1981

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FIBA Africa Championship 1981
11th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationSomalia
DatesDecember 15-23
Teams10 
(from 39 federations)
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Ivory Coast
(1st title)
1980
1983 >

The FIBA Africa Championship 1981 was hosted by Somalia from December 15 to December 23, 1981. Games were played in the national capital Mogadishu. Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire competed in the final. The Cote d'Ivoire squad wound up winning the tournament, its first FIBA Africa Championship, and as a result qualified for the 1982 FIBA World Championship. Somalia and Algeria played for third place, with the Somalia squad emerging victorious.

Competing Nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

 Algeria
 Angola
 Congo
 Somalia
 Tunisia

 Ivory Coast
 Egypt
 Mauritania
 Mozambique
 Senegal
 Zimbabwe

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Somalia 8 4 4 0 299 264 +35
 Algeria 7 4 3 1 364 331 +33
 Congo 6 4 2 2 386 371 +15
 Tunisia 5 4 1 3 240 301 -61
 Angola
4 4 0 4 273 295 -22

Day 1

 Somalia 81–71  Angola
 Tunisia 56–54  Angola

Day 2

 Algeria 56–58  Somalia
 Angola 84–85  Algeria

Day 3

 Tunisia 71–100  Congo
 Congo 73–64  Angola

Day 4

 Somalia 65–55  Tunisia
 Congo 82–95  Somalia

Day 5

 Algeria 82–58  Tunisia
 Algeria 141–131  Congo

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Ivory Coast 9 5 4 1 398 274 +124
 Egypt 9 5 4 1 393 315 +78
 Senegal 8 5 3 2 380 304 +76
 Mauritania 7 5 2 3 276 327 -51
 Mozambique 7 5 2 3 290 347 -57
 Zimbabwe 5 5 0 5 272 442 -160

Day 1

 Ivory Coast 102–46  Zimbabwe
 Egypt 80–67  Mozambique
 Senegal 70–52  Mauritania

Day 2

 Egypt 102–73  Zimbabwe
 Ivory Coast 72–56  Mauritania
 Mozambique 60–58  Senegal

Day 3

 Mauritania 64–46  Zimbabwe
 Egypt 71–70  Senegal
 Ivory Coast 79–24  Mozambique

Day 4

 Senegal 96–42  Zimbabwe
 Mauritania 65–61  Mozambique
 Ivory Coast 66–62  Egypt

Day 5

 Mozambique 78–65  Zimbabwe
 Senegal 86–79  Ivory Coast
 Egypt 78–39  Mauritania

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
December 21, 1981
 
 
 Ivory Coast2
 
December 22, 1981
 
 Algeria (w/o)0
 
 Ivory Coast81
 
December 21, 1981
 
 Egypt65
 
 Egypt84
 
 
 Somalia80
 
Third place
 
 
December 22, 1981
 
 
 Somalia2
 
 
 Algeria (w/o)0

Classification Stage[edit]

 Tunisia 55–54  Mauritania
 Congo 0–2  Senegal
 Mozambique 0–2  Angola

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Ivory Coast 6-1
2  Egypt 5-2
3  Somalia 4-1
4  Algeria 4-2
5  Senegal 3-2
6  Tunisia 2-3
7  Congo 2-3
8  Angola 1-4
9  Mauritania 2-4
10  Mozambique 2-4
11  Zimbabwe 0-5

Cote d'Ivoire qualified for the 1982 FIBA World Championship in Colombia.

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