Tag: international basketball federation

How sport on the continent is growing with official launch of Basketball Africa League

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.

How basketball bodies are creating sporting opportunities for Africa’s youth

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.
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