African basketball league enters playoffs

The 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Playoffs will tip off on Saturday, May 20 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda and will culminate with the third BAL Finals on Saturday, May 27. 

The top eight teams from the league’s Sahara and Nile Conference group phases in Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt, respectively, will compete in a single-elimination tournament with the winner crowned the third BAL champion.

The quarterfinals will feature Stade Malien (Mali) playing the Cape Town Tigers (South Africa) followed by Al Ahly (Egypt) taking on Rwanda Energy Group (Rwanda). 

The quarterfinals will continue on Sunday, May 21 when AS Douanes (Senegal) plays Clube Ferroviário da Beira (Mozambique) followed by Club Atlético Petróleos de Luanda (Angola) taking on Abidjan Basketball Club (Côte d’Ivoire).