Basketball Africa League

Short History

     The Basketball Africa League (BAL) is an annual basketball competition for African clubs that is governed by FIBA Africa. It replaces FIBA's Africa Basketball League as the continent's top-tier league. The league is a joint effort between the NBA and FIBA with sponsorship from some world famous companies. On 16 February 2019 the NBA and FIBA announced plans to establish a African continental professional basketball league, during the 2019 NBA All-Star weekend. Its inaugural season started with the qualifying rounds in October 2019 and the regular season was planned for March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the inaugural season was postponed for May 2021. The BAL has qualifying rounds to determine which twelve teams will play in a season, each qualified through their domestic competition.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches
1. 2021 Kigali
(Rwanda)
16 - 30 May 2021 12 teams 26 matches

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2021 Kigali
(Rwanda)
ZAMALEK
(Egypt)
US Monastir
(Tunisia)
Petro de Luanda
(Angola)

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 2021 Kigali
(Rwanda)
Zamalek - US Monastir 76-63 Petro de Luanda - Patriots 97-68 Zamalek - Petro de Luanda 89-71
US Monastir - Patriots 87-46

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