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NBA Africa Game 2018 tickets go on sale from June 15

Dapo Sotuminu, Lagos
The NBA Africa Game is returning to South Africa for the third time in four years. The tickets to NBA Africa Game 2018 will be available from 9:00am on Friday, 15 June by visiting Computicket.com and Computicket’s retail outlets in South Africa.
Following the first two sold-out Africa Games, hosted in Johannesburg in 2015 and 2017, the NBA Africa Game 2018 will take place Saturday, 4 August at 5:00pm at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria.
According Pawel Weszka, of the NBA Africa, Business Communications Department, “the NBA Africa Game 2018 will once again feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format. Team Africa will be composed of players born in Africa or with direct family ties to the continent, and Team World will be composed of players from the rest of the world.”
Team Africa will include Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011), Al-Farouq Aminu (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.; parents from Nigeria), Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic; Democratic Republic of the Congo), Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Evan Fournier (Magic; France; parent from Algeria), Serge Ibaka (Toronto Raptors; Republic of the Congo), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (76ers; France; parent from Democratic Republic of the Congo), and Pascal Siakam (Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012).
Team World will include DeMar DeRozan (Raptors; U.S.), Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks; U.S.), Danilo Gallinari (LA Clippers; Italy; BWB Europe 2003), Rudy Gay (San Antonio Spurs; U.S.), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks; U.S.), and Hassan Whiteside (Miami Heat; U.S.).
Full rosters of players, coaches and legends will be announced in the coming weeks.

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