Photo Courtesy: BAL can report the 2022 edition of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) is to be hosted across multiple cities on the African continent.

The FIBA Africa-NBA continental tournament is to be staged from March 5 to May 28 in 2022 after a successful maiden edition held earlier this year. (CLICK HIGHLIGHTED TEXT TO WATCH PREVIEW)

Dakar Arena in Senegal is a designated host venue Photo Courtesy:

Senegal’s capital Dakar, Egypt’s capital Cairo and Rwanda’s capital, Kigali will host games from the preliminary stage to the final stage with the Kigali Arena in line to host the knockout phase games.

The 2021 edition was held in a bubble in Rwanda due to the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic that forced the start of the competition to be moved from 2020 to 2021.

Kigali Arena in Rwanda Photo Courtesy: All

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.

From Left to Right: French President Emmanuel Macron, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, Masai Ujiri, BAL President Amadou Fall Photo Courtesy: BAL

12 teams will compete for the title like the 2021 edition and aside the six teams that have automatically qualified, two other teams have booked places for the competition.

Photo Courtesy: BAL

South Sudan’s Cobra Sport and Mozambique’s Ferroviario da Beira played in the qualifiers and came out on top. Zamalek are the defending BAL Champions.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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