FIBA Africa has announced the 32 clubs across Africa who will participate in the Qualifying Tournaments for the Basketball Africa League 2020.
The first round of Qualifying Tournaments will run from October 15 to November 3. Teams will be divided into six groups with the top two of each group, in total 12 teams, advancing to the next round. An additional four teams will be invited to compete in the "Elite 16", the second round of Qualifying Tournaments.
Four cities, including Bamako (Mali), Libreville (Gabon), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Antananarivo (Madagascar) have been confirmed as hosts of the Qualifying Tournaments for the Elite 16.
For the Second Round of the Qualifiers, Cameroon city of Yaounde will host for Division West's Group G while Rwanda's main city Kigali has been named Division East's Group H's host city.
The top six placed teams from the Elite 16 will then join champions from Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia to complete the Basketball Africa League (BAL) 2020 regular season lineup of 12 teams.
The BAL, which was announced earlier this year, is a partnership between FIBA and the NBA. The NBA's first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America, the inaugural BAL season will begin in March 2020, with 12 teams divided into two conferences."
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