Photo Courtesy: can report the official game ball for the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has been released ahead of the commencement of the continental competition.

Photo Courtesy: Wilson

The release was announced a few hours ago with Wilson Sporting Goods (producers of Wilson Basketballs) partnering the BAL for the upcoming tournament.

Photo Courtesy: BAL

The first ever edition of the BAL runs from May 16 to May 30 with all games due to be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. 12 teams representing 12 countries on the African continent will compete in the NBA-FIBA Africa tournament which is to be held without fans due to COVID 19 related restrictions.

Kigali Arena in Rwanda Photo Courtesy: All

The orange coloured ball was made with Wilson’s latest Evo NXT Technology for an enhanced “grip and a soft, moisture-minimalizing feel”. The BAL logo is featured boldly on the ball as well the League’s social media handle @theBAL.

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“We are excited to be a part of the BAL’s inaugural season and look forward to a great partnership aimed at growing the game and providing athletes and coaches with innovative solutions to elevate their performance” Wilson General Manager of Team Sports Kevin Murphy stated.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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