Ghanaian-British former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu has stated he is glad to have been a part of the launch of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).

He said this in an interview with BAL media in the lead up to the start of the second edition later this year; the 2022 BAL is slated to run from March 5 to May 28.


This year’s edition of the FIBA Africa-NBA continental competition will have games hosted in Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt. The semifinal stage and final games are to be held at Rwanda’s Kigali Arena.

Last year’s edition that doubled as the maiden edition of the competition was played out in a bubble in Rwanda due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Speaking on the tournament, former Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks Power Forward Mensah-Bonsu stated:

“We-he and Amadou Fall-soaked it up as much as we could and whatever experience we could get from it; just being there was special enough so am just glad to have been a part of the launch”


Mensah-Bonsu serves as President of Gatorade League Operations for New York Knicks; the Gatorade League is a development league with direct affiliations to NBA Teams.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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