The inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has been indefinitely suspended due to the rapid spread of the corona virus.

The FIBA Africa-NBA project was due to commence on March 13 in Dakar, Senegal with 12 teams from Africa due to compete. However, health risks associated the virus forced authorities to postpone the start date.

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This means veteran Ghanaian-British Power Forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning’s wait to compete in the continental tournament continues.

The 32 year old signed for Egyptian Champions Zamalek as one of two African imports each team in the league was entitled to. Bryan-Amaning’s father is from Ghana.

Amaning with Thomas (2) and Ross (31) at Washington

Bryan-Amaning played at the University of Washington and shared the court with NBA players Isaiah Thomas and Terrence Ross during the 2010-2011 season.

He has played extensively in Europe since graduating from Washington in 2011 featuring for the likes of French Pro A side Olympique Antibes and London City Royals.

He played briefly for Surrey Scorchers in the British Basketball League before signing for Zamalek. American born Ghanaian, Alhaji Mohammed signed to play Tunisian side US Monastir in the BAL.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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