Friday, July 1 2022

SALY (Senegal) – Just days after its inauguration in Nairobi, Kenya, the four-day FIBA ​​Africa youth camp resumed in the Senegalese coastal town of Saly.

The event began on Friday September 10 and ends on September 14 before moving to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday.

A total of 45 players – 33 boys and 12 girls – aged 14 to 17 have joined a number of leading basketball coaches and officials in the beautiful resort town of Saly to continue the development program. basketball, a partnership between FIBA ​​and National Basketball. Association (NBA).

Local basketball coaches have joined coaches from other parts of the world in what is described as game-changing youth basketball programs on the continent.

Speaking to campers, Jean Michel Ramaroson, The President of the FIBA ​​Africa Development Commission said: “We wanted to organize this event in five countries but the COVID-19 context did not allow it. We are targeting 42 countries out of the 54 in Africa. This program will run for two to three years.

“These young people will have the opportunity to participate in other camps like Basketball Without Borders or to play in the youth teams.

Meanwhile, Babacar Ndiaye, President of the Senegalese Basketball Federation, spoke of the importance of the FIBA ​​Africa youth camp.

Ndiaye said: “The Senegalese Basketball Federation is delighted with this program, which is in line with our policy. We have been working with young people for years and this has given us great satisfaction.

“I can mention the [Senegalese] U19 national team which reached the [U19 FIBA Basketball World Cup] Quarter-finals. This kind of camp allows us to continue the process of supervising young people and monitoring them.

“It will also be an opportunity for the coaches to share their experience and to strengthen themselves. It is an honor for Senegal to host this camp and it shows that our country plays a major role in basketball. We will think about how to support our clubs. who will qualify for the Basketball Africa League without interrupting the championship, ”said Ndiaye.



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