Applications are now being accepted for working media credentials for the Basketball Africa League’s (https://theBAL.com/) Playoffs and Finals, which will be held May 20-27, 2023 at the BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. To request credentials, all the steps set forth in this application must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All credential application forms must be completed by Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Applying Journalists: The Media Credential Application that follows this advisory must be completed by each journalist
intending to cover the Basketball Africa League’s Playoffs and Finals in Kigali. All the applying journalists must click HERE (https://apo-opa.info/41QgzSB) and provide the requested information to register their application.
APPROVAL PROCESS: The application process will have three stages:
- Stage 1: Media apply for the BAL’s Playoffs and Finals credentials HERE (https://apo-opa.info/41QgzSB).
- Stage 2: Media receive written notice of whether their credential request has been approved. The approved journalists will receive a health check link where they will be required to fill out a health check questionnaire and upload their vaccination certificates.
- Stage 3: The approved and fully vaccinated media will receive the final credential link where they will be requested to upload their individual digital headshots.
Media without proof of vaccination will NOT be able to get credentialled and attend in-person media availability.
Any requests for changes to your application form must be made in writing to Yasmina Ndella Bileoma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRIBUTION PROCESS: All Basketball Africa League media credentials will be issued by the BAL in Kigali. Specific credential distribution information will be included in approval letters. Each individual applicant approved for a credential for BAL will be asked to present government-issued photo identification to verify his/her identity, and sign for the credential when picking it up on-site.
**All credential applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 7, 2023 **
Frederick Marfo is a sportswriter and social worker well known for his advocacy for equal chances and rights for all athletes, especially those with disabilities.