The stakes are high, the players are ready, the ball will be set rolling this weekend as the Continental Basketball League presents ‘May Madness Tournament’ in celebration of Lagos @ 50.
The league is made up of six teams; Eko Kings, Lagos City Stars, and Lagos Warriors from Lagos, Libreville Izobe Dragons from Gabon, Abidjan Raiders from Abidjan and Yaoundé Giants from Cameroon.
Billed to tip-off today, Friday 12th of May 2017, the tournament will begin with the ‘Lagos Challenge’ at the remodeled Teslim Balogun Arena in Lagos. Teams will go head to head against each other in one of the most awaited basketball challenges ever in the history of Africa.
Thereafter the teams will embark on a road trip to the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé, tagged “Yaoundé Challenge” from 22nd to 24th of May.
The best of the best in basketball will hit the court on the 27th and 28th of May for the tournament’s All Star weekend, where your favorite celebrities will play against Basketball veterans, and youth players.
Other activities are the CBL Three-Point Contest, CBL Slam Dunk Contest and more. Fans will also have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players at the highly anticipated tournament of the year.
The May Madness Tournament is not just about basketball, it’s more than a game; expect to see the best African entertainers perform during the half-time shows.
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Continental Basketball League May Madness Tournament Table:
Friday, 12 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Lagos Warriors vs Yaoundé Giants 7pm
Saturday, 13 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Libreville Izobe Dragons vs Abidjan Raiders 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Eko Kings 7pm
Sunday, 14 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Lagos City Stars vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 4pm, Eko Kings vs Abidjan Raiders 7pm
Tuesday, 16 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Eko Kings vs Lagos Warriors 7pm
Friday, 19 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Abidjan Raiders vs Lagos City Stars 7pm, Lagos Warriors vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 9pm
Saturday, 20 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Abidjan Raiders vs Yaoundé Giants 4pm, Lagos City Stars vs Lagos Warriors 7pm
Monday, 22 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Abidjan Raiders vs Lagos Warriors 7pm
Tuesday, 23 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Libreville Izobe Dragons vs Eko Kings 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Lagos City Stars 7pm
Wednesday, 24 May (Yaoundé, Cameroun) – Eko Kings vs Lagos City Stars 4pm, Yaoundé Giants vs Libreville Izobe Dragons 7pm
Saturday, 27 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – Three-Point Shootout, Dunk Contest, Celebrity Game 7pm
Sunday, 28 May (Lagos, Nigeria) – All Star Game 7pm
Saturday, 3 June (Libreville, Gabon) – Final Four Game I 4pm, Final Four Game II 7pm
Sunday, 4 June (Libreville, Gabon) – Championship 7pm