The start of the 2022 Basketball Africa League (BAL) playoffs at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda is five days away; the competition is scheduled to commence on Saturday, May 21.
The postseason is expected to run till May 28 with eight qualified teams representing eight countries on the Africa continent in line to compete for the title.
Four qualified teams from the Sahara Conference and four qualified teams from the Nile Conference have been drawn against each other ahead of the start of the competition.
Top ranked Sahara Conference team Rwanda Energy Group (REG) plays fourth ranked Nile Conference side FAP from Cameroon. Defending Champion Zamalek topped the Nile Conference and takes on SLAC from Guinea.
In the other half, Nile Conference second ranked team Petro de Luanda from Angola takes on Morocco’s AS Sale that ranked third in the Sahara Conference and Sahara’s second ranked team US Monastir from Tunisia play South Africa’s Cape Town Tigers.
The BAL is a FIBA Africa-NBA partnership competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter