Angola’s Petro de Luanda and Egypt’s Zamalek have booked spots in the semifinals of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) taking place at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.
The two teams face off in the first semifinal matchup on Saturday, May 29 at the same venue; BAL is an NBA-FIBA Africa project being held in a bubble with very limited fan attendance.
Zamalek continued its winning streak thanks to an 82-53 win over FAP from Cameroon while Petro de Luanda secured a 79-72 win over Morocco’s AS Sale in the follow up game at the quarterfinals.
Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri is in Rwanda and watched the games in person; in a prior interview, he stated his intention for being in Rwanda. (Click highlighted text to watch video)
Later today, Senegal’s AS Doaunes plays Tunisia’s US Monastir while Ferroviario do Maputo from Mozambique takes on home side Patriots.
Patriots are without American Rapper/ Player J Cole after he left the BAL to attend to a “family obligation”. Winners of today’s quarterfinal games face off in the semifinals on Saturday. The third place game and final game takes place on Sunday, May 30. (Click highlighted text to view tweet)
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter