WATCH: Exclusive Conversation w/ BAL Head of Strategy & Operations John Manyo-Plange

This announcement comes after long-standing NBA executive John Manyo-Plange, current Head of Business Operations for NBA Africa and a native of Ghana, has accepted the position of Head of Strategy and Operations for the BAL, reporting to Amadou Gallo-Fall. Manyo-Plange will play an instrumental role in launching the new professional league in partnership with FIBA that will feature 12 club teams from across Africa and is scheduled to begin to play next year.

Manyo-Plange joined Amadou Gallo-Fall to launch NBA Africa in 2010 and has led many aspects of the NBA’s continued growth in Africa over the past decade. He has helped secure marketing, media and consumer products partnerships, in addition to leading the operations around the three sold-out NBA Africa Games and the launch of The NBA Academy Africa in Senegal.