As basketball fever sweeps across the continent, Africa witnesses a flurry of action on the court. In this weekly roundup, Sports Africa brings you the latest news from Madagascar, Nigeria, Togo, and beyond, highlighting the vibrant basketball landscape in Africa.
Cote d’Ivoire Championship Set to Tip Off The basketball buzz in Cote d’Ivoire intensifies as the local championship gears up for a thrilling start on February 17. Amidst closely contested games in the National Cup’s second round, ABC Fighters emerge as double champions, eyeing to maintain their dominance in both the men’s and women’s categories.
Kenya Morans Secure Victory in Friendly Encounter In a gripping friendly match held at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium, Kenya Morans clinch a narrow 86-83 win against a formidable South Sudan team. The victory serves as valuable preparation for the upcoming 2025 FIBA AfroBasket Window 1 Qualifiers, slated for February 23-25.
Madagascar Launches Ambitious 3×3 Project Madagascar sets its sights on gold at the upcoming 3×3 African Games in Accra, Ghana, launching the ambitious “From the Street… to Gold” project. With a focus on women’s basketball, the Malagasy Basketball Federation unveils plans to harness talent from the grassroots level, aiming to produce formidable contenders for the tournament.
Mauritius Super League Prepares for Kickoff Excitement brews in Mauritius as preparations intensify for the highly anticipated 2024 Super League, scheduled to commence in late February. With eight clubs vying for supremacy, anticipation mounts as teams gear up for a thrilling season ahead.
Nigerian Legend Mfon Udoka Joins FIBA Players’ Commission Renowned Nigerian basketball icon Mfon Udoka earns a prestigious appointment to the FIBA Players’ Commission, reaffirming her commitment to advancing the interests of players worldwide. With a stellar career and multiple championships under her belt, Udoka brings invaluable experience and leadership to her new role.
Togo Launches Africa Games Preparations FNB Togo initiates preparations for the U23 Women’s and Men’s national teams ahead of the Accra 2024 African Games, signaling the country’s determination to make a mark on the continental stage.
Tunisia U18 Team Embarks on Training Camp Tunisia’s U18 women’s squad embarks on a rigorous training camp in Hammamet, laying the groundwork for future success on the court. With a talented roster and experienced coaching staff, Tunisia sets its sights on excellence in youth basketball development.
Uganda Appoints New Director for 3×3 Basketball In a strategic move to bolster its basketball program, Uganda appoints Hamza Nyambogo as the new Director of 3×3 Basketball. With a focus on promoting the fast-paced variant of the sport, Uganda aims to expand its footprint in the burgeoning world of 3×3 basketball.
Zambia Opts Out of AfroBasket Pre-Qualifiers In a surprising turn of events, Zambia decides not to participate in the FIBA AfroBasket Pre-Qualifiers, redirecting its focus towards youth development initiatives. The decision reflects Zambia’s commitment to nurturing young talent and building a solid foundation for future basketball success.
Amidst the whirlwind of events, Africa’s basketball community remains united in its passion for the game, paving the way for a bright future of growth and success on the court.