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]

Basketball National League (BNL)
Founded1993 (as PBL)
Inaugural seasonAugust
CEOAlbert Mokoena
No. of teams10
Country South Africa
ContinentFIBA Africa (Africa)
Most recent
Soweto Panthers (2018)
Official websiteBNL

The league was renamed the Basketball National League in 2013. The BNL Season of 2018 started in August, the 3rd and ended on October, the 27th. For the first time ever, the championship was won by the Soweto Panthers.


Current clubsEdit

The league currently has 10 clubs:

All-Star TeamEdit


League MVP

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit