The game, which will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, will once again feature a ‘Team Africa versus Team World’ format and be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA).
The sold-out NBA Africa Game 2015, the first NBA game on the continent, took place 1st August 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg and was played in support of boys and girls clubs of South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOSCVSA.
Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA said: “Basketball is witnessing explosive growth in Africa. Our return to Johannesburg this summer is part of the league’s continued commitment to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans around the world. I would like to thank the NBPA for their participation and for being terrific partners on this game and surrounding events.”
Strive Masiyiwa, Econet founder and executive chairman said: “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.”