All eyes on the Basketball African League

Our very own Cape Town Tigers are representing us again at the new BAL season to be hosted in Dakar.

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Written by: Illythehost

The wait is almost over! The journey to set a new record is upon us, and the world will be watching what the Basketball African League (BAL) has to offer.

The Cape Town Tigers have made some impressive signings. One of which stood out and got the basketball fraternity talking is the signing of Zaire Wade, son of former NBA star Dwayne Wade. He’ll be joining fellow countrymen Billy Preston and Raphiael Putney, along with Michael Gbinije from Nigeria. In other good news for the Cape Town Tigers, one of Nigeria’s biggest artists – songwriter, singer and entrepreneur Mr Eazi – is the newest shareholder of the team.

Photo credit: © Cape Town Tigers

With all the positive energy surrounding the team, from the players and management to the community of Gugulethu, and Cape Town as a whole, we definitely know they’ll surpass their previous best (which is making it to the quarterfinals) and go all the way to the finals to bring the BAL home! In the 2022 season, the Cape Town Tigers were third in the Nile Conference, below Zamalek from Egypt and Pedro Luanda from Senegal.

Photo credit: © Cape Town Tigers

The BAL season will again feature the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries, playing a total of 38 games in Dakar, Senegal; Cairo, Egypt; and Kigali, Rwanda, over a three-month period. Cape Town will play in the Nile Conference during a 15-game group phase at the Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo from 26 April to 6 May. The top four teams from the two conferences will advance to an eight-game, single-elimination playoff and final from 21-27 May at BK Arena in Kigali.

All the best to the Cape Town Tigers – HYPE and the whole of southern Africa is behind you!

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