Basketball Africa League (BAL) President Amdou Gallo Fall has expressed his desire to see more women in basketball at the highest level of competition.
He did this in a press briefing in Lagos, Nigeria earlier this week as he laid out plans the BAL has set out prior to its maiden edition which tips off in March this year.
The BAL is the product of a partnership between FIBA Africa and the National Basketball Association (NBA) involving African teams and predominantly African based players.
However, Fall made it clear the need to include women’s participation and indicated a female version of BAL was possible.
“Our aim is to increase participation and we cannot do that by ignoring half of the population in the continent which is the women. The women game has grown..so a female version of BAL is a reality” he said according to thenationaonlineng.net
12 Male Teams will commence the journey in March with the likes of Rivers Hoopers from Nigeria and AS Sale from Morocco due to compete.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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