The second edition of the Basketball Africa League for the 2022 kick start at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Yaounde for the first round qualifiers
Cameroon representative and champions of the Elite basketball championship Force de Armée et Police (FAP) was chosen to host one of the three poles in the west division alongside CB Mazembe (DR Congo) Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea) and Tondema (Central Africa Republic)
Friday 29th October 2021
15:00 ESPOIR FUKASH Vs MALABO KINGS
18:00: FAP YAOUNDÈ Vs TONDEMA
Saturday 30th October 2021
15:00 TONDEMA Vs ESPOIR FUKASH
18:00: MALABO KINGS Vs FAP YAOUNDÈ
Sunday 31st October 2021
15:00: TONDEMA VS MALABO KINGS
18:00: FAP YAOUNDÈ Vs ESPOIR FUKASH
The first edition saw FAP Yaoundè qualifier for the group stage that was hosted by Rwanda in the Kigali Arena and made the knock-out stage with one win and two defeats with a total of 4 points at the 3 positions.
FAP Yaoundè got knocked out from the competition at the quarter-final by Zamalek of Egypt by 83 – 53 who eventually won the first edition of the 12 team tournament after defeating US Monastir from Tunisia 76 – 63
From the 29 to 31 October 2021 coach Lazare Adingono and his boys will be on duty to represent the basketball family and will hope to replicate the same performance during the last qualification and get a qualification to the second edition
A total of 26 teams will take part in the qualification divided into six groups with 13 teams competing in the West Division and 12 in the East Division.
Two teams from each group will qualifier automatically and four teams will be awarded wild cards from each division to advance to the Elite 16 round.
The Elite 16 round will be divided into two groups of 8 teams each and three teams from each group will join the other 6 teams who got direct qualification according to the BAL regulations
The second edition will still be hosted by Rwanda at the Kigali Area in 2022