Sunday, February 5, 2023

Basketball

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NBA players at African World Cup qualifiers; Basketball Without Borders in Egypt and Majok...

Senegal, Nigeria and Angola bring in their best for the 4 th window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers as the competition gets stiffer; Egypt hosts Basketball Without Borders Africa for the first time in the camp’s history and...

Giants visit three countries after COVID, Hoops returns “to change the narrative” and Rose...

Giants of Africa has restarted camps after a COVID-induced layoff; Amadou Fall's Seeds of Africa Hoop Forum is back, too, while Derrick Rose provided motivation for the Senegal men's team during a visit to the country. by Silalei Shani, bird...

Top level scouts eye Africa’s U-18 basketball talent

Scouts from the NBA and other top-level leagues are keeping a careful eye on emerging talent at the tournament that yielded Serge Ibaka and Khalifa Diop. Another talent showcase, this time in Malawi, aims to raise regional interest in...

Summer break sees NBA stars in Africa; young players Rise, down south

Summertime sees globetrotting basketball stars heading 'back' to Africa while youth take centre stage with the ‘Rise Global Winners’ Residential Summit 2022 in Cape Town. by Silalei Shani It's the northern summertime break, which means that some of the world's biggest...

This week in How African Basketball is Changing the Game in Africa

South Sudan-born professional basketball player, Wenyen Gabriel received a hero’s welcome from his hometown Juba; Everlyne Kedogo explains how a coaching clinic is changing her life; 3x3 at the Commonwealth Games. By Silalei Shani NBA basketball player Wenyen Gabriel gave...

Africa’s basketball talent is being snapped up, causing concern.

With 13 African players in the NBA, African basketball talent is hot property, internationally. That's become cause for concern after a top African-born player swapped nationalities. In other basketball news, two north African U-17 women's teams showed promise at...

Former NBA player picked as new Senegal coach, state-of-the-art stadium for Kinshasa

Former NBA player Desagana Diop has been picked as the new Senegal coach, according to a leading sports platform, while the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a contract for a new, 20,000-seater "Kinshasa Arena" basketball stadium as interest...

South Sudan’s fairytale basketball story shows what’s possible

With the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Africa qualifiers concluded, a fairytale story is emerging after South Sudan beat African champions Tunisia not once but twice during the qualifying window. by Silalei Shani, bird story agency When...

Why this African basketball league is “bigger than basketball”

The conclusion of the second season of Africa's newest league, the FIBA and NBA-backed Basketball Africa League has shown that support for the game is growing by leaps and bounds. That's good news for Africa's urban youth, for youth...

African basketball: Calls for a new narrative for Nigeria, NBA draft action

Former Kenyan women's basketball captain, Silalei Shani rounds up African basketball action on and off the continent. This week, she reports on the NBA draft, World Cup qualifiers and calls for a "new narrative" for the continent's basketball powerhouse,...