FIBA have been forced to move the 2017 AfroBasket for the second time ©FIBA

There is another new host for the 2017 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) AfroBasket after it was switched for the second time.

FIBA have announced that Tunisia and Senegal will now stage the tournament following the withdrawal of Angola.

Angola had itself be named in April as a replacement host for the Republic of Congo, who withdrew because of "logistical reasons".

But now Angola have said they too are unable to host the event because it clashes with the country's general elections.

It will be the first time in AfroBasket's 55-year history that the event has been staged by more than one country. 

Dates for the competition have also been changed.

Angola had proposed holding it between August 19 and 30, but it will now take place from September 8 until 16.

The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four in the group phase, due to take place between September 8 and 10, with Dakar and Tunis, the capital cities of Senegal and Tunisia respectively, hosting two groups each. 

Nigeria won AfroBasket in 2015 and will be defending their title in Senegal and Tunisia ©FIBA
Nigeria won AfroBasket in 2015 and will be defending their title in Senegal and Tunisia ©FIBA

The top two teams from each group will advance to Tunis, which will also host the final phase of quarter-finals, semi-finals and final from September 14 until 16. 

The bottom two teams from each group in the group phase will be knocked out of the competition.

The participating teams are due to Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda.

It will be the second consecutive occasion that Tunisia have hosted AfroBasket.

They also staged it in 2015 in Radès when Nigeria beat Angola 74-65 in the final, earning an automatic place in the following year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Overall, it will be the fourth time Tunisia have hosted the tournament, having also staged it in 1965 and 1987, both times in Tunis.

Senegal have also held AfroBasket three times in 1972, 1978 and 1997. 

The 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket is due to take place in Mali between August 18 and 27.