The Basketball Africa League has announced that the league’s expanded fourth season will tip off on 9 March at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria.
The 2024 BAL season will feature the top 12 club teams from 12 African countries playing a record 48 games in Pretoria; Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; and Kigali, Rwanda over four months, marking the first BAL games in South Africa and the first time the league will play games in four different countries.
During the 2024 BAL season, the 12 teams will be divided into three conferences of four teams each. Each conference will play a 12-game group phase during which each team will face the other three teams in its conference twice.
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The inaugural Kalahari Conference group phase will take place from 9-17 March at the SunBet Arena. The Nile Conference group phase will take place from 19-27 April at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo. The Sahara Conference group phase will take place from 4-12 May at the Dakar Arena in Dakar.
The top two teams from each conference and the top two third-place teams from across the three conferences will travel to Kigali for four seeding games followed by an eight-game, single-elimination Playoffs and Finals from 24 May– 1 June.
The 12 BAL teams, conferences, game schedule and additional information about the 2024 BAL season will be announced in the coming months.