President of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) Amadou Fall has indicated Africa stands to benefit a lot from the recently introduced league which is in partnership with basketball world governing body FIBA and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The continental competition due to start in March this year after a series of qualifiers were held last year in several cities on the continent.
12 teams will compete in the maiden edition of the competition with the Final Four games and Finals due to played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.
Addressing a media setting in Lagos, Nigeria, the veteran administrator pointed to some of the benefits stakeholders are primed to get from the league stating:
“Teams will be playing for prize money and they will be supported to improve their overall organisational capacity. Everything about the league is going to be professional from players welfare to playing surface as well as the running of the league”.
The likes of Tunisian League Champions US Monastir will compete in the upcoming tournament.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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