Photo Courtesy: REG

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) Basketball Club is winding down its preparations ahead of the start of the 2022 Basketball Africa League (BAL).

The FIBA Africa-NBA continental tournament runs from March 5 to May 28 across Senegal, Egypt and Rwanda with 12 teams representing 12 nations on the continent due to compete.

Pack (with ball) at a training session Photo Courtesy: REG

REG recently appointed former Denver Nuggets Point Guard Robert Pack as Head Coach; Pack has been an Assistant Coach for Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers after a 13 year playing career in the NBA.

Robert Pack #14, Point Guard for the Dallas Mavericks during the NBA Midwest Division basketball game against the Seattle SuperSonics on 7th March 2000 at the KeyArena at Seattle Center Seattle, Washington, United States. The SuperSonics won the game 101 – 86. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Photos taken at REG’s training had the former Dallas Mavericks player leading the session for Rwanda’s representative in the competition.

REG has been drawn in the Sahara Conference and will compete against the likes of 2021 Finalist Us Monastir from Tunisia and Morocco’s AS Sale from March 5 in Dakar, Senegal.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 8: Assistant Coach Robert Pack of the Washington Wizards looks on during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 8, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Sahara Conference has six teams as does the Nile Conference and the top four teams from each group progresses to knockout stage where games are to be played out at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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