Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced that the 2023 BAL Playoffs, previously scheduled to tip off on Sunday, May 21 and conclude on Saturday, May 27, will now tip off on Saturday, May 20.

The changes in schedule were made so all four quarterfinal games can be played over the weekend.

Top four teams from the Sahara and Nile Conference will feature in the BAL Playoffs.

The top four teams from the Nile Conference group phase, which will take place at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo, Egypt from April 26 – May 6, will join Abidjan Basketball Club (ABC Fighters; Côte d’Ivoire), AS Douanes (Senegal), Rwanda Energy Group (REG; Rwanda) and Stade Malien (Mali) in the BAL Playoffs, which will feature a single-elimination tournament and Finals at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.