NBA, NBPA Announce Kwesé TV will Air NBA Africa Game 2017

 

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced Econet’s unique Pay TV service, Kwesé TV will air the NBA Africa Game 2017.

The game, to hold on August 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, will see Team Africa and Team World play in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA).

Team Africa will comprise players from Africa and second generation African players, and Team World will be comprised of players from the rest of the world.

Biyombo, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and a member of Team Africa in NBA Africa Game 2015, will join 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member Mudiay on Team Africa.  McCollum, the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Improved Player, will play for Team World.

Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date.

The game will air live in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, Internet and mobile platforms, including Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports, select free-to-air channels, www.KweseSports.com, and the Kwesé app.

“Kwesé is fast becoming the destination of choice for sports fanatics across sub-Saharan Africa, and the ability to exclusively carry NBA content, including NBA Africa Game 2017, on all Kwesé platforms is indicative of the strides we are making in the sports and broadcast industries,” said Strive Masiyiwa, Econet Founder and Executive Chairman.

The first NBA game in Africa held on August 1, 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. Played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOSCVSA, the game was sold-out.

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