Basketball National League

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This article is about the South African professional basketball league. For the American basketball minor league, see Premier Basketball League. For the Indonesian basketball minor league, see Premier Basketball League (Indonesia).
Basketball National League (BNL)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1993 (as PBL)
CEO Albert Mokoena
No. of teams 12
Country  South Africa
Continent FIBA Africa (Africa)
Most recent
Egoli Magic (2015)
Official website BNL

The Basketball National League is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in South Africa. Founded in 1993 as the Premier Basketball League, it was disbanded in 1996. However, it was later reformed into the present creation.[1]

The league was renamed the Basketball National League in 2013. Many BNL players and coaches are still involved with the Cape Town Hurricanes Basketball Club.

Current clubs[edit]

The league currently has 12 clubs:

  • Duzi Royals
  • Eastern Cape Windbreakers
  • Egoli Magic
  • Free State Golden Warriors
  • Kwazulu Marlins
  • Limpopo Pride
  • Mpumalanga Rhinos
  • Northern Cape Zebras
  • North West Eagles
  • Soweto Panthers
  • Tshwane Suns
  • Western Cape Mountaineers


  1. ^ Roger de Sa: Man of Action via GoogleBooks

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