Didier Mbenga (two-time NBA champion, third from left) and Amadou Gallo Fall (NBA Vice President) at the NBA Africa Game 2017 announcement in Johannesburg on Thursday. Photo: Barry Aldworth, eXpect LIFE

JOHANNESBURGThe second NBA game in Africa will take place on Saturday, August 5 at The Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, after the first match was played in August 2015.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced Kwesé Sports, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, Castle Lite, General Electric, Solektra International, Marriott International and 947 as official partners of NBA Africa Game 2017.

The partner roster represents the most-ever for the NBA in Africa.

NBA Africa Game 2017, which will take place following the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, will once again feature a Team Africa vs Team World format and will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.

The game will air live in sub-Saharan Africa on Kwesé’s TV, internet and mobile platforms.

“This blue-chip roster of partners for the second NBA Africa Game is a testament to the growth of basketball and the NBA brand across the continent,” said NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall.

“These like-minded partners also share our mission to improve the lives of young people and will work with us to amplify the impact of the game of basketball throughout Africa.”

Team Africa, including Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of the Congo), will be comprised of players from Africa and second-generation African players.

Team World, including CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers; US), will be comprised of players from the rest of the world.

Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date.

The sold-out NBA Africa Game 2015, the first NBA game on the continent, took place on August 1, 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.

Press release, adapted for IOL