Malian side AS Police will compete in the first ever BAL Photo Courtesy: can confirm immediate changes to the Basketball Africa League (BAL) first ever edition won’t be made as the league continues its wait to commence.

This is according to BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall who recently spoke about the league extensively with a group of Journalists in an interview.

BAL President Fall

Matters about the league’s plausible commencement later this year and the effects of the corona virus on the continental championship were touched on.

Despite seeing “inevitable” changes to the original plan due to the devastating effects of the virus on sports, the veteran Administrator was hesitant to make any bold statements.

Tunisian Champions US Monastir of Tunisia has qualified to compete in the BAL

“It will no longer be like before when we were planning to play in seven cities. The cities will be reduced and we are working on that. We have an idea, but I think it’s premature to talk about it right now” he said.

GNBC v Patriots (white) in a qualification game Photo Courtesy: FIBA

The first BAL has 12 teams competing; the tournament is a partnership between the NBA and Africa’s basketball governing body FIBA-Africa and Ghana’s Braves of Customs participated in the qualifiers.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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