Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Basketball

BAQE, BAKO, BALL’N, this is basketball as you’ve never seen it before. News, features, analysis, live events, BAL, national leagues, FIBA news, all from An African Angle. Here on SPNAfrica News and at with video and Live coverage, curated by SILALEI SHANI, on SPNAfrica.com

This week in How African Basketball is Changing the Game in Africa

South Sudan-born professional basketball player, Wenyen Gabriel received a hero’s welcome from his hometown Juba; Everlyne Kedogo explains how a coaching clinic is changing her life; 3x3 at the Commonwealth Games. By Silalei Shani NBA basketball player Wenyen Gabriel gave...

Africa’s basketball talent is being snapped up, causing concern.

With 13 African players in the NBA, African basketball talent is hot property, internationally. That's become cause for concern after a top African-born player swapped nationalities. In other basketball news, two north African U-17 women's teams showed promise at...

Former NBA player picked as new Senegal coach, state-of-the-art stadium for Kinshasa

Former NBA player Desagana Diop has been picked as the new Senegal coach, according to a leading sports platform, while the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a contract for a new, 20,000-seater "Kinshasa Arena" basketball stadium as interest...

South Sudan’s fairytale basketball story shows what’s possible

With the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Africa qualifiers concluded, a fairytale story is emerging after South Sudan beat African champions Tunisia not once but twice during the qualifying window. by Silalei Shani, bird story agency When...

Why this African basketball league is “bigger than basketball”

The conclusion of the second season of Africa's newest league, the FIBA and NBA-backed Basketball Africa League has shown that support for the game is growing by leaps and bounds. That's good news for Africa's urban youth, for youth...

African basketball: Calls for a new narrative for Nigeria, NBA draft action

Former Kenyan women's basketball captain, Silalei Shani rounds up African basketball action on and off the continent. This week, she reports on the NBA draft, World Cup qualifiers and calls for a "new narrative" for the continent's basketball powerhouse,...

US Monastir defeat Petro de Luanda in second BAL Championship

Tunisia’s US Monastir on Saturday (May 28) defeated Angola’s Petro de Luanda 83-72 to win the 2022 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Finals, which took place at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda and was broadcast to fans in 215 countries...

Harouna, Stoglin step up as AS Salé improve to 2-2

Despite SLAC’s aggressiveness in the paint, the two teams headed to the locker room tied 40-40 AS Salé knew beforehand that the best way to beat SLAC was making Marcus Crawford uncomfortable and play smart offensively to keep their Basketball...

Pitchou Manga’s double-double sparks Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in shocking win over US Monastir

With the win, REG improved to 3-1 with one game left Pitchou Manga came up with his best performance in the Sahara Conference on Monday to help Rwanda Energy Group (REG) cause the biggest upset in the Basketball Africa League...

Obekpa, Crawford spark SLAC to 2-2 with a game left in Sahara Conference

Obekpa finished 13 points and 11 rebounds, Marcus Crawford, who finished the opening quarter without contributing a single point, owned the following quarter When a traditionally defensive player like Chris Obekpa finishes 3-for-3 from the behind arc it tells the...