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Basketball National League


Basketball National League

Basketball National League (BNL)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1993 (as PBL)
No. of teams 12
Country  South Africa
Continent FIBA Africa (Africa)
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

The league currently has 12 clubs:

  • Cape Town Eagles
  • Cape Town Kings
  • Egoli Magic
  • Johannesburg Olympians
  • Kwazulu Marlins
  • Maritzburg Tuskers
  • Soweto Panthers
  • Tshwane Suns


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

External links

  • BNL official website
  • Basketball South Africa official website

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