NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement.

Patrick Gomerli in action for Braves.
Ghana is not part of the list of countries tabbed to compete in the maiden edition of the NBA’s Basketball League in Africa in 2020. The announcement was made prior to the start of this year’s NBA All Star Weekend.

Officially known as Basketball Africa League, the competition is set to have clubs from 12 nations on the continent compete under the umbrella competition.

Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia have been reported as the early front runners to have representatives in the league.

Not more than two teams from a country are eligible to compete in the upcoming tournament that will have minor competitions in the respective countries to determine representatives for the Basketball Africa League.

Ghana is not on the radar of the league yet according to reports gathered by which is an unfortunate development for the West African nation brimming with confidence on a big basketball future.

Ghana’s premier league-Accra Basketball League (ABL)- winners Braves of Customs recently competed in the FIBA Zone 3 Championship for qualification to the Africa Basketball League but missed out on a continental spot.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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