Basketball Africa League “Can Be Catalyst” For African Sport

Basketball Africa League (BAL) can be "a catalyst" to develop the sports and entertainment industry across the continent
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The Basketball Africa League (BAL) can be "a catalyst" to develop the sports and entertainment industry across the continent, says one of its leading officials.

The second season of BAL resumes on Saturday, when the Nile Conference gets under way in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Six teams - defending champions Zamalek, BC Espoir Fukash, Cape Town Tigers, Cobra Sport, FAP and Petro de Luanda - will compete in a round-robin for four spots at May's play-offs in Rwanda.

"Sports on the African continent is not really a mature business yet, and we feel that the BAL can be a catalyst for that," John Manyo-Plange, BAL's head of strategy and operations, told BBC Sport Africa. Read more.

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