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CBL is Ready for the “May Madness” Basketball Tournament as Lagos Warriors Go Up Against Yaounde Giants

The stakes are high, the players are ready, the ball will be set rolling this weekend as the Continental Basketball League (CBL) 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 favourite 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.

Continental Basketball League is proudly supported by The Lagos State Government, AFA Sports, SWIFT, PaddyBet, 360Nobs, Red Cheetah by SWIFT, Maison Fahrenheit, Cintron, Printivo, Bugaa Connect, The Bobby Taylor Company, Domino’s Pizza, Selemedic, McErnest Events, Air Cote d’Ivoire and The Beat 99.9FM.



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.

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