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Basketball Africa League - Jerseys Unveiled by Nike, Jordan Brand

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
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The BAL Reveals its Kits!

A joint project by the NBA and FIBA, the Basketball Africa League will launch its inaugural season on 13 March 2020.

Twelve teams will be competing in the league from across Africa. On Saturday Nike and Jordan Brand revealed each teams’ jerseys, with each outfitting six teams.

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12 Teams, 12 Kits, 6×6

In this history-making league, twelve teams will compete in the inaugural season. Kit/jersey production will be in the care of Nike and Jordan Brand. Each respective brand will be responsible for outfitting half of the league.

Each team hails from a different country in Africa:

  • GSP – Algeria – Jordan Brand
  • Petro de Luanda – Angola – Nike
  • FAP – Cameroon – Jordan Brand
  • Zamalek – Egypt – Nike
  • GNBC – Madagascar – Jordan Brand
  • AS Police – Mali – Jordan Brand
  • AS Salé – Morocco – Nike
  • Ferroviario de Maputo – Mozambique – Jordan Brand
  • Rivers Hoopers BC – Nigeria – Nike
  • Patriots BC – Rwanda – Jordan Brand
  • AS Douanes – Senegal – Nike
  • US Monastir – Tunisia – Nike

12 Teams, 7 Cities

The BAL also revealed seven locations where matches will be held. Six will host regular-season matches, while one will host the BAL Playoffs and Finals.

BAL Regular Season Matches Locations

  • Salé, Morocco
  • Monastir, Tunisia
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Luanda, Angola

BAL Playoffs & Finals

  • Kigali, Rwanda

History in the Making

The Basketball Africa League, or the BAL, is the NBA’s first professional league outside of North America. A joint venture by the NBA and FIBA, the format of qualification and competition was modeled after the UEFA Champions League.

While six of the participating teams qualified by winning their country’s domestic competition, the other six participants gained entry through a separate qualifier tournament.

The BAL’s inaugural season tips off on March 13th, 2020.

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