The 2019 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup is set to take place this weekend in Uganda's capital Kampala ©FIBA

The International Basketball Federation 3x3 Africa Cup is set to take place this weekend in Kampala, with hosts Uganda represented in both the men's and women's fields.

The three-day event will be staged at the Lugogo Hockey Pitch.

The 12 competing men's teams have been split into four pools, with the top two from each after a single round-robin going through to the quarter-finals.

Fourth seeds Uganda, last year's silver medallists, have been drawn in Pool D along with Mauritius and 2018 bronze medallists Nigeria.

Pool A includes top seeds Niger as well as Botswana and Kenya, while Pool B sees second seeds Egypt pitted against Mali and Benin.

Third seeds Madagascar headline Pool C and are joined by Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Holders Ivory Coast are not competing.

The women's event is made up of 10 teams, with seven of those starting their campaign in the pool stage and the other three - Burundi, Djibouti and Mauritius - set to battle it out for the final spot in Pool A tomorrow morning.

Uganda are the top seeds and have been placed in Pool A alongside Nigeria and Kenya.

Second seeds Mali, the defending champions, feature in Pool B along with Egypt, Benin and Botswana.

The top two teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals.

Following two days of round-robin action, all the knockout matches in both the men's and women's events are scheduled for Sunday (November 10).

Uganda will be hosting the third edition of the most important 3x3 basketball competition for national teams in Africa.

Togo's capital Lomé staged the first two editions, in 2017 and 2018.