ABOUT THE BASKETBALL AFRICA LEAGUE

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), is a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. The BAL builds on the foundation of club competitions FIBA has organized in Africa and marks the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside North America.

  • 12 teams will play this season. 
  • Six countries are guaranteed a spot for their national club champions.
  • The other six teams earn their spots through qualification tournaments hosted by FIBA.
  • Rwanda has been selected as the hosting country for the BAL's first Season.

The following teams have qualified for the inaugural season of the BAL.

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The BAL, a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA, is a professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. The BAL builds on the foundation of club competitions FIBA has organized in Africa and marks the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside North America.

The following teams have qualified for the inaugural season of the BAL.

  • Algeria – GS Pétroliers
  • Angola – Petro de Luanda
  • Cameroon – FAP
  • Egypt- Zamalek
  • Madagascar - GNBC
  • Mali – AS Police
  • Morocco – AS Salé
  • Mozambique – Ferroviaro de Maputo
  • Nigeria – Rivers Hoopers
  • Rwanda – Patriots
  • Senegal – As Douanes
  • Tunisia – US Monastir

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