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Slimane’s 24 points ignite US Monastir’s winning streak

The Tunisian champions finished second in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) in 2021 in Kigali, and this season they have self-proclaimed to be title contenders Radhouane Slimane on Friday reminded everyone why the Sahara Conference is...

Dakar Université Club (DUC) bounce back after players-only talk

DUC outrebounded REG 49-38 and they benefited from a productive bench which outscored REG’s bench 45-22 On the night that Dakar Université Club (DUC) secured their first win in the Sahara Conference, an unexpected hero rose to the occasion in...

African sports greats inaugurate state of the art sports facility for disadvantaged youth in...

Launched in 2003, ‘Giants of Africa’ uses basketball to educate and enrich the lives of African youth There was a buzz in the air as young spectators found their seats. Their excitement bubbled over at the sight of three African...

Nshobozwabyosenumukiza calls his buzzer-beater “biggest shot in my career”

Thomas Jr., who finished with a game-high 24 points, had no sight of the basket, but found Nshobozwabyosenumukiza widely open to hit Teammates and alike got lost for words when Jean Jacques Nshobozwabyosenumukiza hit a three-point buzzer-beater that boosted Rwanda...

Stoglin leads AS Salé past Beira

Stoglin had game-highs 34 points and 8 assists to help the Moroccan champions beat Ferroviário da Beira 95-84 on Wednesday night at Dakar Arena in Senegal Terrel Stoglin had his second highest Basketball Africa League (BAL) (www.BAL.nba.com) scoring performance on the day...

Kennedy powers Beira over host DUC

The Mozambican champions stepped on the floor reminding everyone that they were on a mission and a 6-0 run to start the game reflected their intentions in a game that registered seven lead changes DUC Head Coach Parfait Adjivon remained...

Basketball Africa League Unveils Sahara Conference Rosters Ahead of Expanded 2022 Season

Each of the Sahara Conference’s six teams, which come from six African countries, will have up to 13 players, at least eight of whom are citizens of their respective team’s home country DAKAR, Senegal, March 6, 2022/ -- Six Sahara Conference...

Basketball Africa League Announces Roster of Broadcast Partners for Expanded 2022 Season Tipping off...

https://twitter.com/theBAL/status/1498270758107234306?s=20&t=_41TWrSWLiNQgWRmaqq4bQ  2022 BAL Season Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 14 Languages Through Free-to-Air and Paid TV Broadcast Partnerships with Canal+, ESPN, NBA TV, Tencent Sports, TSN, American Forces Network and Voice of America; All 38 BAL Games...

D’Tigers begin Afrobasket hunt against Kenya, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire

D'Tigers will face Kenya, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire in group C of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket to be hosted by Rwanda.  At a brief ceremony held on Friday, the 2015 Afrobasket champions landed in group C for the tournament to...

Kida bags ECOWAS recognition

The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr Musa Kida has been appointed as the Honorary Patron of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Youth Parliament. In a letter signed by EYP Speaker, Dr.  Fadinad Dambabe the appointment is...