Six teams have already qualified for the Basketball Africa League. The new basketball league, jointly organized by the NBA and FIBA, will begin in March 2020. The champions of Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Senegal are crowned and qualify directly to the regular season.
Before, the NBA had announced the host cities for the inaugural BAL season. Games in the regular season will be played in Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Luanda, Rabat and a to be announced city in Tunisia (Monastir or Tunis). The national champions from these countries are automatically qualified for the regular season. On Sunday Rivers Hoopers won the Nigerian championship, completing the list of six directly qualified teams.
These are: AS Salé (Morocco), AS Douanes (Senegal), Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria), US Monastir (Tunisia), Petro Luanda (Angola) and Zamalek (Egypt).
The teams will be joined by six teams from the second round of the BAL Qualifying Rounds, which will run from 26 November until 22 December.
While these teams have qualified for the 2020 BAL season, it will be up to the NBA and FIBA whether all of them will actually be granted a place.