As mentioned previously on the blog, Charles Abouo is working out this summer with the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) national team this summer. A site has been launched to cover the FIBA Africa Championships and Abouo is listed on the Cote d'Ivoire roster.
Abouo and the Cote d'Ivoire cagers will play in Group A with Nigeria, Libya and South Africa. The first game will be Aug. 5 against Nigeria and will be followed by Libya on Aug. 6 and South Africa on Aug. 7. Here is the complete schedule.
Cote d'Ivoire is ranked No. 51 in FIBA while Nigeria is No. 21 and South Africa is No. 56. Libya is not currently ranked by FIBA.
The top three teams from each pool advance to the second round. The 16 teams in the tournament will be fighting for a spot in the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey.