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This year was supposed to be one of the biggest sports years for Kenya and East Africa, with athletes from the region set to participate in highly anticipated events like, the Magical Kenya Open, the Basketball Africa League, the African Championship of Nations and the Olympics. With all these sporting events and more being cancelled and postponed; and with gym closures and limited access to coaches leading to no place to train; where does that leave professional athletes and elite hopefuls as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic? Sports Analyst, Sharon Allela joins CNBC Africa for more.
Last year around this time as collaboration between the NBA and FIBA, plans to establish the Basketball Africa League were discussed – fast forward to this past weekend during the NBA AllStar weekend in Chicago, Illinois and the 12 inaugural teams of BAL were officially announced with the season slated to kick off on March 13th in Dakar, Senegal. Michael Mugisha, Analyst of Michael Mugisha Podcast joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Basketball Africa League (FIBA) announced cities in Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, Angola, Morocco and Tunisia as the host and the host city for the first-ever BAL Final Four and BAL Final will be Kigali. Additionally, Nike and Jordan Brand will be the exclusive outfitter of the new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020. Amadou Gallo Fall, Basketball Africa League President, joins CNBC Africa for more.
The NBA is making good on its promise to bring the game to the African continent. The NBA announced in February this year that it will be launching the Basketball Africa League in March 2020. CNBC Africa’s Kopano Gumbi spoke to Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer of the NBA – Mark Tatum, who explained that they were attending the Africa Investment Forum in Sandton to promote interest in basketball on the continent.
This year, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the plan to launch the Basketball Africa League. The competition will start next year in January with 12 teams from 12 countries across the continent. On how youth will benefit from this, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to NBA Vice President and Director Manager for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall.
The National Basketball Association has today named NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as President of the Basketball Africa League.