Morocco's AS Sale (Red) and Nigeria's Rivers Hoopers have qualified to compete in the BAL. understands the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has a resumption date targeted within the November-December period this year.

This was revealed when BAL President Amadou Fall was interviewed by Journalists following months of the league’s suspension due to the corona virus.

BAL President Fall

The League was scheduled to commence in March this year but had to be indefinitely suspended because of the virus that infected 874,036 people on the African continent at the time of writing.

Fall had stated changes to the format were inevitable earlier in the interview and followed with the start date period league administrators had in mind.

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

“We hope towards the end of November or December. But everything will depend on where we find the best conditions…I am confident and if conditions allow, it will be with our partners from FIBA and the host country” he said.

12 teams from various African countries including AS Sale from Morocco, AS Police from Mali have qualified to compete in the inaugural edition.

Ghana’s Braves of Customs competed in BAL qualifiers in 2019

The teams have been grouped in the Nile Conference and Savannah Conference.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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