Basketball Africa League: Professional competition to launch in 2020

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Basketball Africa League: Professional competition to launch in 2020

 

A  professional   league in Africa will start to be  playing  From Jan 2020 which will help to develop basketball in Africa and create economic opportunities. According to NBA

The FIBA plans to provide financial support and some infrastructure for the league to develop in  Africa, as well as training for players, coaches and referees in collaborations with NBA, FIBA’s secretary general Andreas Zagklis said

“It’s a huge joy to see our partnership with the NBA enter uncharted territory as we work together for the first time to maximize the potential of professional basketball in Africa,”

 

Formal US president and a huge  fan Barack Obama also appreciated the idea to extend the competition to Africa in which he  is also expected to play a role said

“Through sport, if you put in effort, you will be rewarded,” Obama said through a video link at the unveiling of the new league.

 

The Basketball Africa League will be NBA’s first professional basketball league outside of North America but It still needs to be determined which of the existing club teams in Africa will be part of the league, and

teams from Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia expected to be among those taking part, per ESPN. But  No nation will be permitted to have more than two teams in the league.