The maiden edition of the Basketball Africa League, will take place between May 16 and 30 at the Kigali Arena, Rwanda.
Rivers Hoopers, Nigeria’s representatives at BAL have been drawn in Group A.
This is made known in an official announcement via the Basketball African League social media handle @thebal on Sunday.
Hoopers will be in contention with the Patriots of Rwanda, Gendarmerie Nationale Basketball Club (GNBC) of Madagascar and US Monastir of Tunisia.
The league groups are divided into 12 participating teams segregated into three groups of four, which will feature an 18-game group phase and knockout phase totaling 26 games.
During the group phase, each team will face the three other teams in its group once. The top eight teams from the group phase will qualify for the playoffs, which will be single elimination in all three rounds.
The Nigeria’s representatives who are three time league Champions have been training in Lagos for some days and will depart Nigeria for the Basketball Africa League in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday via Ethiopian Airlines at 1.40pm.
Cheers to a wonderful competition ahead.