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Twelve NBA Academy Africa Prospects Join Basketball Africa League Rosters As Part Of New “BAL Elevate” Program

The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently attend NBA Academy Africa

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) announced “BAL Elevate,” a new program that will see one NBA Academy Africa prospect join each of the 12 BAL teams for the league’s 2022 season tipping off Saturday, March 5. The inaugural BAL Elevate program will feature 12 prospects from six African countries who currently…

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Egypt’s Zamalek wins Inaugural Basketball Africa League Championship

Basketball Africa League Announces End-of-Season Award Winners Honoring Pioneering African NBA Legends Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo and Manute Bol

Zamalek (Egypt) today defeated US Monastir (Tunisia) 76-63 to win the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) Championship (www.theBAL.com), which took place at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda and was broadcast to fans in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages. BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall presented Zamalek with the BAL…

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Basketball Africa League and Social Nation Africa partner to showcase Artists and Creative Industries from across the continent

Multiyear Partnership Will Spotlight Africa’s Vibrant Creative Culture

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (www.theBAL.com) and Social Nation Africa (SNA) (www.SocialNationAfrica.com), a new digital platform that showcases the African creative landscape, today announced a multiyear partnership that will see SNA promote African artists and support the continent’s creative sector through content production in art, culture, music and sports.  The…

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Hodge sets tone, Zamalek moves on to Quarterfinals at 3-0

The former African champions’ quick start reflected Zamalek’s authority as it stretched its lead to as many as 35 points

Zamalek point guard Walter Hodge set the tone on Monday when he scored nine of his 12 points in the opening quarter, sparking his team to a 97-64 win over Algeria’s GSP at Kigali Arena. The 34-year-old was 4-for-4 from the floor including a three-pointer, giving the Egyptian outfit a…

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Basketball Africa League and Flutterwave Announce Multiyear Partnership

Inaugural BAL Season Taking Place May 16-30 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) (www.theBAL.com) today announced a multiyear partnership with Flutterwave that makes the payments technology company an associate partner of the BAL. The inaugural BAL season tipped off yesterday at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, with 12 teams from across Africa competing in the new professional league. The…

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Patriots rally to defeat Rivers Hoopers in Opener of Basketball Africa League

The historic game belonged to host Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda who defeated Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers 83-60 on Sunday at Kigali Arena

Former NBA player Ben Uzoh became the first player to score in the newly-created Basketball Africa League (BAL) (www.theBAL.com), but the historic game belonged to host Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda who defeated Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers 83-60 on Sunday at Kigali Arena. Although the Hoopers had a promising start, they…

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Basketball Africa League 2021: By the Numbers

History will be made when the first BAL season tips off today and culminates with the crowning of the first BAL champion on Sunday, May 30

The inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) (theBAL.com) season will tip off today at 4:00 p.m. CAT / 10 a.m. ET when Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club (BBC) takes on Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. Below are facts and figures about the BAL: •  1 – History will…

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Basketball Africa League Unveils Team Rosters Ahead of Inaugural Season

BAL rosters feature 154 players from 24 countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S

BAL Rosters Feature 154 Players from 24 Countries Across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.; Rwanda’s Patriots Basketball Club to Face Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers in First BAL Game on May 16 at 4:00 p.m. CAT / 10 a.m. ET. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today unveiled the rosters…

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Visit Rwanda and RwandAir Join Basketball Africa League as Official Partners

The partnership will showcase Rwanda as a world-class tourism and investment destination and highlight Africa’s growing sports industry

Visit Rwanda Designated a Founding and Host Partner; RwandAir Becomes the League’s Inaugural Season Official Airline; Inaugural BAL Season Will Take Place May 16-30 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. The Basketball Africa League (BAL) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) today announced a multiyear partnership that makes “Visit Rwanda”…