The draw for the Elite 16 of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) was made on Saturday 20 November. The games will be played in December in Johannesburg and Yaounde. The sixteen teams in the running for the 2nd edition of the BAL are divided into two divisions of eight teams each. Each division has two pools of four teams.
The matches will be played as a one-way tournament. The two finalists of each division and the two teams ranked 3rd qualify for the 2nd edition of the BAL.
Stopover in Senegal and Egypt before Kigali
Johannesburg will host the Eastern Division from 2-7 January. While Yaounde will host the Western Division from 11 to 16 December.
These clubs will join the six automatic qualifiers: Petro de Luanda (Angola), Zamalek (Egypt), Nigeria (determined), REG Basketball (Rwanda), DUC (Senegal) and US Monastir (Tunisia).
The 2nd edition of the BAL is scheduled to start in March 2022, in Dakar. The Senegalese capital will host the first caravan. It will then be Egypt's turn to host the BAL in April, before the Final 8 to be held in Kigali.
Composition of the groups
Group G 1: Armed Forces and Police (Cameroon), AS Police (Mali), Société Omnisports de l'Armée (Ivory Coast), ASPAC (Benin)
Group G 2: AS Salé (Morocco), SLAC (Guinea), Nigelec (Niger), BC Espoir Fukash (DR Congo)
Group H 1: Cape Town Tigers (South Africa), New Stars (Burundi), Kurasini Heats (Tanzania), Matero Magic (Zambia)
Group H 2: Ferroviario (Mozambique), Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya), City Oilers (Uganda), Cobra Sport (South Sudan)