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FIBA President Hamane Niang has expressed his excitement over his outfit’s partnership with the NBA to organize the Basketball Africa League (BAL).

The continental competition is to be staged later this year after the outbreak of the corona virus forced organizers to postpone the start of the tournament twice in 2020.

FIBA President Niang (middle)

The NBA-FIBA organized BAL is to have 12 teams representing various countries on the African continent battle it out for the chance to win a competition that is primed for major success.

He made this known in a New Year message he delivered recently where he highlighted upcoming competitions such as the Olympic Games which is due to have 3×3 games featured for the first time ever.

Officials and Players at Luncheon to unveil team jerseys for BAL

“The Basketball Africa League (BAL) launch is also another exciting moment that will take place in 2021… We are very excited to be working on this competition jointly with the NBA and I am sure we will witness some magnificent basketball moments once the league tips off” he said.

The inaugural edition of the BAL takes place in Kigali, Rwanda.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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