The second game of day one saw Zimbabwe play South Africa. Zimbabwe who had been hampered by Border Control issues getting to the tournament, causing them to be delayed by a day in transit and to top off their woes three of their players were withdrawn from the championships as a result of medical setbacks depleted their strength considerably. South Africa buoyed by their early win controlled the match and took a second win 68 – 34.
On day two Nigeria also went 2-0, dominating Zimbabwe 65 -29, whilst the return match between Nigeria and South Africa was just as exciting as the first, South Africa edging the game by just 3 points again, 43 to 40. It was a hard day on court for Zimbabwe on day three of the competition as both South Africa and Nigeria showed their strength against them winning, 86 – 28 and 63 – 23 respectively and both secured a spot in the final.
After two thrilling games already between South Africa and Nigeria, the final was set to be another classic. However it was South Africa who took the victory, defeating Nigeria 48 -36 and book a spot in the U23 World Championships in Toronto, Canada next June 2017.