BAL President Fall

Teams are ready and excited to compete in the Basketball Africa League (BAL) once the Corona Virus pandemic subsides according to BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall.

He made the statement in an interview with ESPN a month after the league was suspended due to the rapid spread of the Virus; BAL was one of the world’s first sports league to suspend competition.

Photography for thegrindpr at NBA Africa in November 2014 by Jeremy Glyn

The inaugural season of the continental tournament was due to commence on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal with 12 teams set to compete in the league but plans had to be halted due to the Virus.

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“Our teams remain ready and excited…We had our 12 teams and we were actually in the process of announcing partners beyond brand Jordan and Nike. We were in the process of booking flights fly to Dakar [Senegal] for teams from the other conferences. We’re going to launch at the right time.” Fall said.

Morocco’s AS Sale (Red) and Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers will compete in the BAL.

The qualified teams have been grouped in the Nile Conference and Savannah Conference with continental giants like AS Sale from Morocco due to feature in the NBA-FIBA Africa project.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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