It is a historic moment for South African basketball, as the country is hosting the Basketball Africa League (BAL) for the very first momentous. The home team, the Cape Town Tigers, are participating in this prestigious league for their third consecutive season. But this year, they will have the unique opportunity to compete on their home soil after previous editions saw them competing abroad.

Tip-off in Pretoria 

The tip-off was on 9 March, and the last whistle will be blown on the 17 March. All this historic action is taking place at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria. 

Cape Tigers Matches (Home Team)

How to buy tickets

Fans keen on experiencing the exhilarating atmosphere of BAL games can register their interest in tickets for matches at bal.nba.com. Do not miss out on this historic event that promises to elevate South African basketball to new heights.

Exclusive Kalahari Conference Group Action

Kalahari Conference, the group that is taking center stage, features four intimidating teams including Cape Town Tigers. The conference promises intense competition. Joining the Tigers are Dynamo Basketball Club from Burundi, FUS Rabat Basketball from Morocco, and Petro de Luanda from Angola. The excitement is visible as these teams have started to show off their skills on the court.

About the BAL

BAL is a partnership between the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and NBA Africa. The BAL is a professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, the league represents a significant milestone in the development of basketball on the continent. BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall expressed his excitement about the league’s expansion, stating, “We are thrilled to play the first BAL games in Pretoria, South Africa, and to return to Dakar, Cairo, and Kigali, where we’ve seen tremendous fan engagement over the past three seasons.”

Sandisiwe Msibi
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