From Cape to Cairo with a Kigali dream

The Cape Town Tigers have made it through to the BAL playoffs

Written by Illythehost, Images by @TheBAL

Each and every team’s dream while competing in the Nile Conference was to see themselves playing in Kigali later this month. And Cape Town franchise, the Tigers, have achieved that. They will raise the South African flag as they head to Kigali for the playoffs.

This is after a stellar performance from Samkelo Cele who managed to score 28 points to help the Tigers progress to the Basketball Africa League playoffs. His competitive spirit and will to win was on display as he outshone the Oilers defence throughout the game.

Cape Town Tigers star players Joshua Hall, Zaire Wade and Evans Ganapamo didn’t partake in this game due to some health issues, but that didn’t stop the experienced Lepasa, Prinsloo and Cele from carrying the team.

Other teams which were part of the Nile Conference and who are also heading to Kigali are Al Ahly, Petro de Luanda and Ferroviario da Beira. They join the winners of the Sahara Conference at Kigali’s BK Arena to battle it out for the BAL championship from 20 – 27 May.

Playoffs fixtures:

Petro de Luanda vs ABC Fighters

Al Ahly vs R.E.G

Stade Malien vs Cape Town Tigers

AS Douanes vs Ferroviario da Beira

The question remains; who’s going to win BAL 2023?

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