The hosts Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia are also participants in the four-nation competition with the nine-time African champions.

Kwara Falcons and 11 others set for BAL battle.

The Basketball Africa League revealed the top 12 club clubs from 12 different African nations on Monday. The 2023 BAL season will begin on March 11 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar, Senegal, and will once again include 38 games spread out over three months in Dakar, Cairo, and Kigali.

US Monastir (Tunisia), the reigning BAL champion, is one of the 12 teams, along with five other teams from the 2022 season. Abidjan Basket Club (Ivory Coast), Al Ahly (Egypt), City Oilers (Uganda), Kwara Falcons (Nigeria), and Stade Malien are the five teams that will participate in the BAL for the first season (Mali). Following their participation in the competition's debut season in 2021, AS Douanes (Senegal) are back.

On March 11, AS Douanes will play Abidjan Basket Club, and on March 12, US Monastir will face Stade Malien in the first game of their title defense.

The Sahara Conference and the Nile Conference will once more be formed out of the 12 teams. Each team will play the other five teams in their conference once throughout the 15-game group phase of each conference's schedule. The group stage of the Sahara Conference will be held at the Dakar Arena from March 11 to March 21, and the group stage of the Nile Conference will be held in the Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo from April 26 to May 6. The top four teams from each conference will advance to the BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from May 21 to May 27 in Kigali's BK Arena.