Ligue 1
Organising bodyMali Basketball Federation
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Malian Cup
International cup(s)Basketball Africa League (BAL)
Current championsAS Police (3rd title)

The Ligue 1 is the premier basketball competition for clubs in Mali. The league consist out of ten teams. As of May 2021, the defending champions are AS Police.

The champions of the league are eligible to play in the qualifying rounds of the Basketball Africa League (BAL).

Current teams

The following were the eight teams for the 2019 season:[1]


Season Champions Runners-up Finals score Ref.
2017–18 USFAS Bamako Stade Malien
2018–19 AS Police USFAS Bamako
2019–20 AS Police Attar Club

Malian Cup

Season Champions Runners-up Finals score Ref.
2018 AS Real Bamako AS Police
2019 Kidal AS Police
2020 AS Police Attar Club

In African competitions

In the 2021 season, AS Police made its debut in the Basketball Africa League (BAL) as Malian representative.

Ligue 1 teams in the BAL
Season Team Result Record
2021 AS Police Group Stage


  1. ^ "Mali Basketball, News, Teams, Scores, Stats, Standings, Awards - afrobasket". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
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