FIBA Africa Youth Camp Dunk Off In Saly
Just a few days after its inauguration in Nairobi, Kenya, the four-day FIBA Africa Youth Camp resumed in the Senegalese coastal town of Saly, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
The event started on Friday, September 10 and finishes September 14 before it relocates to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on Wednesday.
A total of 45 players – 33 boys and 12 girls – with an age range from 14-17 joined a number of top basketball coaches and officials in the magnificent resort of Saly to continue the basketball development program, a partnership between FIBA and the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Local basketball coaches joined coaches from other parts of the part world in what is described as a game-changer youth basketball programmes on the continent.
Addressing the campers, Jean Michel Ramaroson, President of FIBA Africa Development Commission, said: “We wanted to organise this event across five countries but the context of COVID-19 wouldn’t allow it. We are targeting 42 countries out of the 54 in Africa.
“These young people will have the opportunity to take part in other camps such as Basketball Without Borders or play in the youth teams.”