The African Basketball league, ABL, has sealed a major partnership deal with Nigeria's number one event center, Landmark. The deal will see all 30 home games played in the first season in Nigeria at Landmark and all star weekend.
The league announced the new deal in a statement released by its Publicist, Tonia Odili.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of ABL, Ugo Udezue, "this is the first of its kind in the history of private sports in Africa, our goal is to provide a safe and socially conducive entertaining environment with basketball as the epicenter". He further added that the ABL will ''unite Africans through sports''.
The African BasketBall League is set to tip off on March 4th with six teams playing in four countries. The first game will see the Lagos Islanders playing away against Libreville Izobe of Gabon.
Six strong basketball clubs have already been confirmed for the debut season, Lagos Islanders, Stallions and Lagos Warriors are the Nigerian teams. The other Africa clubs that will participate in the league include Dakar Rapids from Senegal, Abidjan Ramblers from the Cote d'Ivoire and Izobe Basketball Club from Libreville, Gabon.
The ABL has built a multi-million naira infrastructure to raise the Landmark capacity to over four thousand seater in preparation for the season.
The games will be transmitted live on Trace TV and match updates on BeatFM, tickets can be purchased at select Union Bank Branches in Lagos.
The game schedule will be available on the website for daily updates and also on social media platforms.
The ABL is proudly supported by Union Bank, Wakanow, Cornerstone Insurance, Radisson Blu, BeatFM and ASKY Airline.
The official website for the ABL is http://www.ablafrica.com/.