ABIDJAN (Ivory Coast) – The road to the inaugural edition of the FIBA Africa Youth Camp has been confirmed.
The first elite camp for players (boys and girls) under 18 and coaches will take place in the three cities – Nairobi (Kenya), Saly (Senegal) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast) – and be led by twenty FIBA and NBA experts.
From September 6 to 9, Nyayo National Stadium basketball arena in Nairobi will host participants from sixteen countries.
Saly will host the event from September 10 to 14 at the Diambars Institute while the Palais des Sports d’Abidjan will organize the FIBA Africa Youth Camp from September 15 to 19, with each event counting the participation of coaches and players from more than ten countries each.
The FIBA Africa Youth Camp will focus on life skills, the combination of basketball and education, leadership, character development, health and wellness.
The annual elite camp is part of the programs of the FIBA Africa Development Council and is organized with the invaluable support of NBA Africa.
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The technical team is led by Don Showalter (USA Basketball), Naoufal Uariachi (FIBA Expert) and other African basketball experts.
Lemou Benga, head of national federations and sports, and Kita Matungulu, director of basketball operations for NBA Africa, will be responsible for camp operations.
FIBA Africa President Anibal Manave and NBA Africa CEO Victor Williams are due to declare the exercise open in Nairobi, Kenya.
All COVID-19 protocols have been considered as all campers will undergo a mandatory PCR test upon arrival at sites while children must have a consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian.