Ghanaian side Braves of Customs has been drawn in Group B of the preliminary round of qualifiers for the maiden edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).
The BAL is a joint partnership between the NBA and Africa’s basketball governing body FIBA-Africa and is due to commence in March, 2020.
Basketballghana.com can confirm Braves is in Group C with Abidjan Basketball Club from the Ivory Coast, ASPAC from Benin, AS Nigelec from Niger and National Ports Authority Pythons from Liberia.
The qualifiers will take place from October 29 to November 3 in Cotonou, Benin per reports reaching Ghana’s biggest basketball portal.
The top two teams qualify to the Elite 16 stage; 32 teams from several countries on the continent are set to compete in the first round of qualifiers.
Braves are the most dominant team on the Ghanaian scene and presently leads the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I standings.
Further success in the Elite 16 stage would have Braves compete in the main competition against the likes of elite clubs including Tunisian giant US Monastir.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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