Basketballghana.com understands Mali has become the first nation on the African continent to adopt the FIBA Connected Stadiums for its basketball venues.
The FIBA Connected Stadium is an initiative that ensures the provision of automated video coverage and live streaming of basketball games the world over.
20 league platform have adopted this system and reports reaching Ghana’s biggest basketball portal indicate 30 more leagues are set to be brought on to the platform in the coming months.
The Connected Stadium is a partnership between FIBA and Synergy Sports and by signing the deal, the Malian Basketball Federation has agreed to have its men’s and women’s basketball league games aired on the worldwide platform.
This is in line to boost the profile of the league and attract a larger audience to domestic action in one of Africa’s biggest basketball hotspots.
Mali is in contention to qualify to this year’s African Basketball Championship (AfroBasket); Mali is in Group D alongside Nigeria, South Sudan and Rwanda.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter