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The premier men’s African basketball league, Basketball Africa League (BAL), is set to begin on Sunday, 16th May 2021 and will feature 12 of the best African basketball teams.
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Basketball Africa League, through its official Twitter handle, has released the roster for all the teams involved in #theBAL. Representing Nigeria at #theBAL is Rivers State-based team, Rivers Hoopers. Below is the roster for Ogoh Odaudu led Rivers Hoopers: Emmanuel Abel Balogun G Owatemem Ronald Alalibo SG Onyebuchi Vincent Nwaiwu F Victor Anthony Koko C Solomon Ezra Ajegbeyi F Benjamin Uzoh PG Robinson Opong G
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Precious Osigbodi Salau F Ikechukwu Iyke Benjamin PG Victor James Ugo PG Taren Valdis Sullivan F Simon Owoicho Ameh PG Robert Christopher Daniels C For the other team’s rosters, See here In its first season, twelve teams will be split into two conferences in which they’ll play five games apiece. At the end of the conference games, the top three teams from each conference will make it through to the Super 6. Subsequently, in the Super 6, all teams will play in a round-robin competition to decide the four teams that will go through to the final four. The final four will be played in a single-elimination tournament format in which the BAL champion will be decided. Featured Image Source: ESPN
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This article was first published on 14th May 2021


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