Nigeria’s representative in the Basketball Africa League (BAL) Rivers Hoopers has entered the BAL bubble Basketballghana.com can confirm after touching down in Kigali, Rwanda. (Click highlighted text to view story)
The inaugural edition of the NBA-FIBA Africa tournament takes place at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda with 12 teams representing 12 nations competing.
The BAL runs from May 16 to May 30 and is set to have fans in attendance due to the COVID 19 pandemic with players and officials to be accommodated in a bubble.
After checking into their rooms, members of Hoopers posted pictures of their BAL gear that included branded nose masks, a backpack, shorts, T shirts and socks.
All teams are to quarantine for four days before engaging in any team activities; these measures have been put in place to ensure the competition is completed without any COVID 19 infections.
Rivers Hoopers qualified from Zone 3 at the expense of Ghana club Braves of Customs to progress to the main competition with qualifiers held in Benin in 2019.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter