CBL STARS STORM LAGOS
Since the Continental Basketball League started last year in Lagos, Nigeria, it has produced stars for many national teams mostly in Africa amplifying its campaign of “It’s Time for Africa”. No doubt, the CBL Stars have lived up to expectation and proven that the League is a game changer in the way basketball is being organized, branded, managed and marketed in Africa and can rub shoulders with other leagues around the world in producing world class superstars.
The CBL players have proven their mettle which has earned them call ups to their National teams. Among these stars are players like Bryant Mbamalu who played for Lagos Warriors in the May Madness Tournament. Mbamalu’s performance earned him a call up to the Nigerian National basketball team, the D’Tigers and he featured firstly at the Afrobasket 2017 championship in Tunisia where the Defending champion finished in second spot losing to host nation, Tunisia in the Finals. He also played for the country at the February window of the World Cup Qualifiers in Mali this year. He is back again in Lagos for the June window establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian Men National Basketball Team.
The story is similar for other players in the continent. In Uganda, Jordin Mayes of the Lagos City Stars, champions of the May Madness Continental Basketball tournament has also been called up to debut for the Ugandan National Team. Mayes was voted as MVP in the May Madness tournament. He will be playing against a familiar foe from the Continental Basketball League in the person of Bryant Mbamalu who played for the Lagos Warriors in the May Madness Tournament. Uganda will be playing against Nigeria on Friday 29th June at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.