Photo Courtesy: can confirm the second edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) will tip off in March 2022 following the official announcement made recently.

Next year’s edition of the NBA-FIBA Africa competition is slated to run from March 5 to May 28 with 12 teams due to compete in the continental tournament. (Click highlighted text to watch promo)

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Unlike the 2021 edition that was hit by the COVID 10 pandemic forcing organizers to suspend playing games across multiple cities on the continent and seeing out the tournament in a bubble, next year’s edition will have games played in different cities.

Hoopers’ Precious Saliu in action against GNBC Photo Courtesy: BAL

Senegal’s Dakar Arena will host preliminary games from March 5 to March 15 and Egypt’s Hassan Moustafa Hall will host games from April 9 to April 19.

The knockout phase of the competition is to be staged at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda; the Arena hosted all games earlier this year via the bubble.

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Six teams have automatically qualified to compete in next year’s tournament including defending champions Zamalek of Egypt.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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