The Cape Town Tigers have successfully qualified for next month’s Basketball Africa League (BAL) conference in Kigali, Rwanda.
Their qualification came after the team from the Mother City finished third place at the BAL’s Nile Conference in Eqypt, after winning games against South Sudan and Cameroon.
The club was only established in 2019 but is already the South African and Southern African Regional Club basketball champions.
The Tigers are managed by Raphael Edwards, a New Yorker, Edwards who has been involved in basketball for years, both on the court and as a trainer. Edwards has a full roster of NBA Talent, including Brandon Ingram, Allen Houston, Ty Lawson, Elton Brand and Jerry Stackhouse.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa have also congratulated Cape Town Tigers Basketball Team on competing successfully at the Nile Conference of the Basketball Africa League
Upon hearing of this news, Minister Mthethwa said: “Well done to the Cape Town Tigers on qualifying for the BAL Playoffs in Rwanda in May. They represented South Africa well. We are extremely proud of them and we wish them all the best in the competition moving forward.”
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