Ghanaian Administrator John Manyo-Plange has been named Basketball Africa League (BAL) Vice President and Head of Strategy and Operations Basketballghana.com can confirm.
This is the latest appointment for the long serving member of the NBA fraternity who has been with the NBA Africa Office in South Africa since 2010. Manyo-Plange served at the NBA Office in New York prior to relocating to South Africa.
He joins BAL President Amadou Fall ahead of the upcoming league competition that features teams from top divisions in Africa including Nigeria, Tunisia and Egypt.
The NBA-FIBA endorsed competition is set to have 12 teams compete in the maiden season in different cities on the continent next year.
The 2020 edition will take place in seven African cities like Luanda-Angola, Lagos-Nigeria, Rabat-Morocco, Cairo-Egypt and Dakar-Senegal. The competition is due to commence in March next year with the semifinal and final games to be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.
Manyo-Plange holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Sports Management from Rutgers University and Masters Degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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