12 African teams began the chase for the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) season trophy in high hopes of lifting the trophy and putting their names on the wall of BAL history.
With 4 teams out of the race now, 8 teams from Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia qualified for the playoffs.
The quarterfinals matchups have been done and game schedules for the semifinals, third place game, and the first BAL final have been equally drawn out.
The final will be played at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda. It will be broadcasted to fans in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages.
Meet The Survivors:
- Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola)
- A.S. Dourness (Senegal)
- A.S. Salé (Morocco)
- F.A.P (Cameroon)
- Ferroviário de Maputo (Mozambique)
- Patriots B.B.C. (Rwanda)
- U.S. Monastir (Tunisia)
- Zamalek (Egypt)
The Basketball Africa League draws and schedules
Wednesday, MAY 26
F.A.P (7) vs. Zamalek (2) 11.30 a.m. ET // 3.30 p.m. GMT // 5.30 p.m. CAT
A.S. Salé (6) vs. Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (3) 3.00 p.m. ET // 7.00 p.m. GMT // 9.00 p.m. CAT
Thursday, MAY 27
A.S. Douanes (8) vs. US Monastir (1) 11.30 a.m. ET // 3.30 p.m. GMT // 5.30 p.m. CAT
Ferroviário de Maputo (5) vs. Patriots B.B.C. (4) 3.00 p.m. ET // 7.00 p.m. GMT // 9.00 p.m. CAT
Saturday, MAY 29
Semifinals Game 1: 8.00 a.m. ET // 12.00 p.m. GMT // 2.00 p.m. CAT
Semifinals Game 2: 11.30 a.m. ET // 3.30 p.m. GMT // 5.30 p.m. CAT
Sunday, MAY 30
Third Place Game: 6.30 a.m. ET // 10.30 a.m. GMT // 12.30 p.m. CAT
Finals: 10.00 a.m. ET // 2.00 p.m. GMT // 4.00 p.m. CAT.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.