FIBA Africa Championship 1997

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For the women's tournament, see 1997 FIBA Africa Championship for Women.
FIBA Africa Championship 1997
19th FIBA Africa Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Senegal
Dates July 25-August 3
Teams (from 52 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Senegal (5th title)
MVP Senegal Omar Mar
1995
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The FIBA Africa Championship 1997 was hosted by Senegal from July 25 to August 3, 1997. The games were played in Dakar. The top two countries in this FIBA Africa Championship earned the two berths allocated to Africa for the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Greece. Senegal won the tournament, the country's 5th African championship and first since 1980, by beating Nigeria 69-48 in the final. Both teams qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

Competing Nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

Central African Republic Central African Republic
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
Nigeria Nigeria
Senegal Senegal
South Africa South Africa

Angola Angola
Egypt Egypt
Mali Mali
Cape Verde Cape Verde

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
Nigeria Nigeria 8 4 4 0 320 193 +127
Senegal Senegal 7 4 3 1 285 226 +59
Central African Republic Central African Republic 6 4 2 2 269 258 +11
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 5 4 1 3 272 314 -42
South Africa South Africa 4 4 0 4 172 327 -155

Day 1

Senegal Senegal 82–41 South Africa South Africa
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 58–87 Central African Republic Central African Republic

Day 2

Central African Republic Central African Republic 57–70 Senegal Senegal
Côte d'IvoireIvory Coast 59–93 Nigeria Nigeria

Day 3

Central African Republic Central African Republic 57–77 Nigeria Nigeria
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 77–39 South Africa South Africa

Day 4

Central African Republic Central African Republic 68–53 South Africa South Africa
Nigeria Nigeria 50–38 Senegal Senegal

Day 5

Senegal Senegal 95–78 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
Nigeria Nigeria 100–39 South Africa South Africa

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
Angola Angola 6 3 3 0 198 135 +63
Egypt Egypt 5 3 2 1 184 195 -11
Mali Mali 4 3 1 2 192 192 0
Cape Verde Cape Verde 3 3 0 3 134 186 -52

Day 1

Egypt Egypt 83–82 Mali Mali
Angola Angola 67–43 Cape Verde Cape Verde

Day 2

Mali Mali 61–40 Cape Verde Cape Verde
AngolaAngola 62–43 Egypt Egypt

Day 3

Cape Verde Cape Verde 51–58 Egypt Egypt
Angola Angola 69–49 Mali Mali

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
August 2, 1997
 Egypt Egypt  51  
 Nigeria Nigeria  61  
 
August 3, 1997
     Nigeria Nigeria  48
   Senegal Senegal  69
Third place
August 2, 1997 August 3, 1997
 Senegal Senegal  53  Egypt Egypt  55
 Angola Angola  47    Angola Angola  79

Classification Stage[edit]

Central African Republic Central African Republic 66–64 Mali Mali
Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 48–68 Cape Verde Cape Verde

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1 Senegal Senegal 5-1
2 Nigeria Nigeria 5-1
3 Angola Angola 4-1
4 Egypt Egypt 2-3
5 Central African Republic Central African Republic 3-2
6 Mali Mali 1-3
7 Cape Verde Cape Verde 1-3
8 Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 1-4
9 South Africa South Africa 0-4

Senegal and Nigeria qualified for the 1998 FIBA World Championship in Athens.

Awards[edit]

 1997 FIBA Africa Championship Winners 

Senegal
Fifth title
Most Valuable Player

See also[edit]

External links[edit]