|Date||R||Casa vs Visitante||-|
|11/26 15:00||-||COSPN vs Dynamo||78-79|
|11/26 12:00||-||Cape Town Tigers vs City Oilers||70-68|
|11/25 15:00||-||Cape Town Tigers vs COSPN||67-63|
|11/25 12:00||-||City Oilers vs Dynamo||72-61|
|11/23 18:00||-||Pazi BC vs Dynamo Burundi||85-88|
|11/23 15:00||-||Ferroviario Beira vs City Oilers||86-100|
|11/23 15:00||-||Clube Ferroviário de Maputo vs City Oilers||86-100|
|11/23 12:00||-||Cape Town Tigers vs NBA Academy Africa||
|11/23 09:00||-||COSPN vs JBC||78-73|
|11/22 18:00||-||Pazi BC vs Cape Town Tigers||
|11/22 15:00||-||COSPN vs Ferroviario Beira||88-57|
|11/22 12:00||-||Dynamo vs NBA Academy Africa||71-76|
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) is Africa's premier men's basketball league. Founded in 2019, the organization was established by both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
Each season typically runs from March to May, and the current format consists of twelve teams. Each of the teams has to qualify through their domestic competition, a meritocratic system similar to the format of the UEFA Champions League. Six teams qualify directly, while six others have to play in the Road to BAL. The season exists out of the Conference Stage and features playoffs to determine the champions, who automatically qualify for the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.
The first season was held in 2021 and thus far, three champions have won the competion.
On 16 February 2019 the National Basketball Association and FIBA announced plans to establish a continental professional basketball league. During a press conference at the 2019 NBA All-Star weekend, NBA commissioner Adam Silver elaborated on plans to establish the league. He stated that the league will feature 12 teams after qualification tournaments in late 2019. The countries that could possibly host a team include; Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. Silver also hinted at the involvement of former U.S. president Barack Obama in an unspecified role. In May 2019, Amadou Gallo Fall was assigned by the NBA as the first president of the BAL. In September 2019, BAL announced the venues and cities for the inaugural season, which included a Final Four played in Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.
On 15 October 2019, the qualifying tournaments for the inaugural season began, with teams from 32 African countries participating. The start of the BAL was eventually postponed twice due to the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. The first BAL game was played on 16 May 2021, in the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, which hosted the entire tournament. The season was held in a bio-secure bubble with only limited attendance allowed. On 30 May, Zamalek from Egypt won the first-ever BAL championship after beating US Monastir in the inaugural final.
The following season, the league expanded it format with five-team conferences (the Sahara and Nile Conference), which were held in Dakar and Cairo. The playoffs were held in Kigali.