RwandAir has announced the extension of its collaboration with the Basketball Africa League (BAL) as the Official Airline Partner for the next five years. This exciting development solidifies RwandAir’s commitment to promoting sports and fostering community engagement across the continent.
The partnership between RwandAir and the BAL has been a tremendous success since its inception. BAL will continue to play games at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda each season, including the BAL Playoffs and Finals in 2024, 2026 and 2028.
By continuing this collaboration, the airline aims to further elevate the game of basketball and connect fans through exceptional customer service.
Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, expressed her pride in the airline’s continued association with the Basketball Africa League. Makolo emphasized the significance of the Rwandan Development Board’s role in bringing top-tier basketball events to Rwanda. She stated, “We know how sport can bring communities together as teams compete to win and celebrate the power of teamwork, and we believe this extended partnership will further strengthen those bonds.”
Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, Rwanda’s Minister of Sports, highlighted the significance of the partnership renewal in solidifying Rwanda’s position as the home of the most prestigious basketball league in Africa. Furthermore, the minister emphasized the positive impact the collaboration has on talent development programs, capacity strengthening initiatives, and job creation opportunities for Rwandans. The Basketball Africa League has rapidly gained popularity and has become a platform for showcasing African basketball talent on a global scale.