Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Basketball

BAQE, BAKO, 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 with video and Live coverage, curated by SILALEI SHANI, on SPNAfrica.com

2024 BAL Quarter-finals pairings decided

The 2024 BAL Playoffs quarterfinal matchups have been set as Tunisia’s US Monastir defeated Angola’s Petro de Luanda 70-67, thanks to Firas Lahyani’s spectacular buzzer-beater from behind-the-arc, and Senegal’s AS Douanes beat Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers 63-57. Lahyani added nine rebounds,...

bird basketball roundup: Ghanaian manager takes charge of WNBA team, new tournament in Kenya

In this African basketball roundup, Ghanaian-American manager Ohemaa Nyanin is the new General Manager of WNBA's Golden State Valkyries, the BAL heads to the playoffs and Kenya's Cabinet Secretary sponsors a tournament for top teams. Silalei Shani, bird story agency Ghanaian-American...

How BAL’S Sahara conference action is unfolding in Dakar

The Sahara Conference of the fourth season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) is in full swing in Dakar. Here's a summary of how teams have performed in the first half of the conference matches. bird story agency As BAL’s Sahara...

bird interview with: The producers of Jumping for Change

As African basketball presenter and correspondent Silaei Shani found out, Jumping for Change is far more than a basketball film. Against the backdrop of Kenya's Maasai community, it delivers a strong message about societal norms and embracing change, while...

NBA Africa ‘hoops’ into African tech with a startup accelerator

Beyond the court, NBA Africa has unveiled a landmark startup accelerator programme targeting startups in the sports and creative industries. The accelerator comes at a difficult time for African startups and is aimed at sectors that are usually lower...

Petro de Luanda fires head coach Jose Neto, African players continue to shine at...

Jose Neto is out at Angola’s Petro de Luanda, African youth prospects shine at the 2024 edition of the Nike Hoop Summit, and Bella Murekatete named to the Washington Women’s College All-star game. Silalei Shani, bird story agency After disappointing results...

Basketball’s influence in Africa is growing, latest NBA data shows

A new NBA Africa report shows growing African interest in basketball activities, judging by a surge in live game views, a growth in social media numbers and an increase in merchandise sales. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency From growing live game...

NBA Africa-Africell collaboration points to the growing influence of private sector in Africa sport

Private sector collaborations in basketball are fostering the growth of Africa's sports ecosystem. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency The recent unveiling of a new indoor basketball court by NBA Africa and Angolan telecoms company Africell is another example of how private...

The bird basketball roundup: Khaman Maluach to join a US university, Kalahari Conference wraps...

Khaman Maluach, a top-three 2025 NBA prospect, commits to Duke after offers from the NBA’s G-League and other top D1 schools in America, as the inaugural Kalahari Conference ends with Morocco’s FUS Rabat topping the standings. Elsewhere, 30 university-age...

Pro basketball teams shine at the NBA-backed BAL Kalahari Conference

South Africa hosted BAL matches for the first time as Fath Union Sport de Rabat emerged the top team in the Kalahari Conference, clinching a spot in the BAL playoffs in May, alongside second-placed Clube Atletico Petroleos de Luanda....
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