AFRICA’S BIGGEST BASKETBALL LEAGUE MAKES A COME BACK
The Basketball Africa league (BAL) is a partner of International Basketball Federation and NBA.
The BAL is a league that features at least 12 clubs from across Africa that completed its second season in May 2022.
The BAL builds on the foundation with 12 African clubs that will take part at the Basketball Africa League which will start on Saturday the 11th of March at Dark and will once again feature a total of 38 games in Dakar (Senegal);Cairo (Egypt);Kigali (Rwanda) over three months.
The 12 teams include the defending champions, US Monastir (Tunisia).
While new Teams from Uganda and Ivory coast will join the competition, Abidjan Basketball Club, Al Ahly (Egypt), City Oilers (Uganda), Kwara Falcons (Nigeria), State Malien (Mali), Douanes (Senegal) return to the BAL after participating in the inaugural season 2021.
The 12 teams are divided into two groups, the Sahara Conference and the Nile Conference, with each Conference will play a 15 game_group phase, during which each team will face the other five teams in its conference.
The Sahara Conference will be hosted on the 11th to the 21st of March in Dakar. While in Cairo it will run from the 26th of April to May 6th, this will be followed by the single elimination tournament on May 21_27th.
“We are thrilled to rollout what promises to be another exceptional BAL Season,” said FIBA Africa and BAL President Anibal Manare.
Champions from the national league in Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia earned their participation in the 2023.
The rest of the teams secured their participation through Road to BAL qualified tournaments . (Source BAL website)
The first game will be between AS Douanes and ABC fighters. (Senegal vs Ivory Coast).