SA to host BAL Season 4’s opening Conference

THE Basketball Africa League (BAL) today (Wednesday) announced that the league’s expanded fourth season will tip off in March 2024 in South Africa. 

The 2024 BAL season will feature the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries playing a record 48 games across four countries – South Africa, Egypt, Senegal and Rwanda – over four months. This is a milestone for South Africa, and the league, as the competition touches North, East, West and South corners of the continent.   

Also, for the first time, the 12 teams will be divided into three conferences of four teams each.  Each conference will play a 12-game group phase during which each team will face the other three teams in its conference twice.  The inaugural Kalahari Conference group phase will take place in March, followed by the Nile Conference group phase in April and the Sahara Conference group phase in May.  The top two teams from each conference and the top two third-place teams from across the three conferences will travel to Rwanda for four seeding games followed by an eight-game single-elimination Playoffs and Finals from May – June.

 

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The BAL will announce the host cities, venues, dates and information about how to purchase tickets for the 2024 BAL season in the coming weeks.  Beginning today, fans can register their interest in tickets to games in all four markets at BAL.NBA.com.

The BAL also today announced Afreximbank as an official partner of the 2024 BAL season.  The BAL and Afreximbank will collaborate on “BAL Advance,” a new program that aims to support the holistic development of BAL players and teams based on their specific needs, goals, projects and interests.  The program will offer players professional development opportunities within the broader sports industry, including in event management, broadcasting, analytics, technology, and more.

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