ALGIERS (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - Algeria new head coach Ahmed Loubachria has called up 22 players as they prepare for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Zone 1 Qualifiers.
While nine of the 22 selected players have featured at FIBA AfroBasket 2015, a number of new faces are set to fight for a spot on the Algerian final roster that will take on regional rivals Libya, Morocco and Tunisia next month.
The first leg of the qualifier will take place in the Algerian capital of Algiers from 16-18 March while the second leg is set to place in Tunisia a week later.
According to media reports, Algeria will be holding a training camp in Egypt from 26 to 28 February, where they are expected to play warm-up games.
The teams that finish first and second in the qualifier will secure a place in the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Final Round in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo in August (19-30).