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Angola’s Petro de Luanda wins 2024 Basketball Africa League Championship

      By bird story agency     Angola’s Petro de Luanda on Saturday (May 1) clinched the 2024 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Championship, becoming the first team outside of North Africa to win the BAL finals after overpowering Libya’s Al Ahly Ly 107-94 in the finals. The Angolans, who are also the 2022 BAL runners-up and one of only two teams to compete in all four BAL seasons, […]

todayJune 3, 2024 7


How BAL’S Sahara conference action is unfolding in Dakar

      via bird story agency   As BAL’s Sahara Conference gets underway at the Dakar Arena in Senegal, the first round saw professional basketball clubs from Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, and Tunisia vying for direct playoff berths. Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers are topping conference standings with a commanding third consecutive victory in the group stage. Their latest triumph, an 84-63 win over Tunisia’s US Monastir, follows a hard-fought 86-82 triumph […]

todayMay 13, 2024 6


NBA Africa-Africell collaboration points to the growing influence of private sector in Africa sport

      By Bonface Orucho, via bird story agency   The recent unveiling of a new indoor basketball court by NBA Africa and Angolan telecoms company Africell is another example of how private sector partnerships are helping to fast-forward sports development across Africa, while governments are missing the opportunity, according to a Nigerian sports analyst. Sports and entertainment expert Adedamilola Adedotun, lead sports strategist at The Temple in Nigeria, […]

todayApril 17, 2024 10