Teams to watch in the inaugural BAL tournament

FILE PHOTO: Kigali Arena will host all 26 games of the two-week tournament. /VCG

Basketball fans on the African continent are bracing for an exciting experience as the first edition of the Basketball Africa League(BAL) begins on May 16 through 30, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The two-week tournament is set to be Africa’s biggest basketball event on the club level, and it will see 12 clubs from various African countries compete to establish the basketball champions of the continent.

Some of the exciting features of the tournament include the fact that each club participating will be allowed a maximum of four foreign players, with at least eight members of the rooster being local players. Two out of four foreign players have to be from an African country.

As the clubs are getting ready to compete, Times Sport brings you the teams to watch out for during the tournament.

6 of the 7 teams presented here gained automatic qualification into the final tournament, having been crowned champions in their respective leagues.

These include Petro de Luanda club from Angola, Zamalek from Egypt, AS Sale from Morocco, Rivers Hoopers from Nigeria, AS Douanes from Senegal, and Union Sportive Monastir from Tunisia.
(Source Rwanda Times)