Billie Jean King Cup Africa Group III Schedule and Order of Play

Formerly known as the Fed Cup, Billie Jean King Cup brings together nations from around the world to compete in a spirited battle for glory. In June 2023, the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, played host to the Africa Group III edition of this prestigious tournament.

Divided into two groups, the matches follow a round-robin format, where each team competes against every other team in their group. Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Botswana, Namibia and Uganda are in Group A, while Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Mauritius, Burundi and Seychelles are in Group B.

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The stakes are high in this tournament, with the top team from each group earning the opportunity to proceed to the playoffs. In the playoffs, the teams will compete in their respective sections, with the ultimate goal of securing advancement to Group II in the following year. This means that one team will be promoted to a higher level, while another team will face relegation, intensifying the competition and adding to the excitement.

The Billie Jean King Cup Africa Group III serves as a platform for African nations to showcase their tennis talent and compete at a regional level. With the spirit of competition, camaraderie, and the pursuit of victory, this tournament embodies the passion and dedication that drive the sport of tennis in Africa.

Billie Jean King Cup Africa Group III Order of Play

We are on the last day of the BJK Cup with interesting battles for a place in the final. Group A has Kenya leading the ranks with four points and a 11-1 set record. Morocco and Nigeria are following with three points each. The Maroons have a 10-2 set record while the Lionesses of Africa’s are 9-3.

While there is open season at the top of Group A’s table, Tunisia and Zimbabwe are battling for a place in the finals from Group B. Given their 12-0 perfect record, the Pearls of the Atlas Mountains claim pole position. On the other hand, Zimbabwean women’s 2-1 win over Burundi sees them in second place.

Matchups to Follow

Kenya vs Nigeria

Prior to their 3-0 loss to Morocco, Nigeria were leading Group A. Their defeat allowed Kenya to take the pole position, setting up an exciting final day. As it stands, they are third with a 9-3 set record. They need to win comprehensively i.e. 3-0 to overtake Kenya and Morocco and book a final meeting.

Morocco vs Botswana

While Kenya and Nigeria battle against each other, Morocco takes on the challenge of fourth-placed Botswana. The Maroons’ only defeat came against Kenya and they will be hoping for Nigeria to defeat them for a place in the final. While they are favoured to defeat Botswana, it will mean nothing if Nigeria cannot defeat Kenya.

Yasmine Kabbaj
Yasmine Kabbaj of Morocco

Tunisia vs Zimbabwe

For Group B’s supremacy, Tunisia takes on the challenge of Zimbabwe. Captain Chaker Ben Amor will fancy their chances against the Yellow & Green. While Zimbabwe dropped a set against fifth-placed Burundi, the Tunisian women have been flawless, securing 12-0 in sets. However, it will mean nothing if they cannot get past their rivals to represent Group B in the finals.

Billie Jean King Cup Africa Group III Schedule

BJK Cup Africa Group III is being held at the Nairobi Club, from the 12th to the 17th of June. The players from the 12 different African nations will take to the courts, displaying their skills and fighting for promotion or survival in the BJK Cup Africa Group III. Here is the schedule for you to follow every stage of the clay-court event day by day.

Monday, June 12th

  • Tunisia 3-0 Seychelles
  • Nigeria 3-0 Uganda
  • Morocco 1-2 Kenya
  • Ghana 0-3 Zimbabwe
  • Burundi 0-3 Mauritius
  • Botswana 2-1 Namibia

Tuesday, June 13th

  • Tunisia 3-0 Mauritius
  • Marocco 3-0 Uganda
  • Ghana 3-0 Seychelles
  • Nigeria 3-0 Namibia
  • Burundi 1-2 Zimbabwe
  • Botswana 0-3 Kenya

Wednesday, June 14th

  • Zimbabwe 3-0 Seychelles
  • Uganda 0-3 Kenya
  • Tunisia 3-0 Burundi
  • Marocco 3-0 Namibia
  • Ghana 2-1 Mauritius
  • Botswana 0-3  Nigeria

Thursday, June 15th

  • Botswana 3-0 Uganda
  • Burundi 3-0 Seychelles
  • Morocco 3-0 Nigeria
  • Namibia 0-3 Kenya
  • Tunisia 3-0 Ghana
  • Zimbabwe 3-0 Mauritius

Friday, June 16th

  • Ghana vs Burundi
  • Morocco vs Botswana
  • Mauritius vs Seychelles
  • Namibia vs Uganda
  • Nigeria vs Kenia
  • Tunisia vs Zimbabwe

Saturday, June 17th

  • Final match

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