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IBF 3x3 tourney here

Botswana Basketball Association (BBA) is ready to host the International Basketball Federation (IBF) 3x3 tournament to be held at Molapo Piazza this weekend.

The tournament will feature 11 Under-18 teams who had won their qualifiers in Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Mozambique, Mauritius, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

BBA president, Boineelo Hardy told a press conference November 27 that the association was happy to host the event for the second time.

“The Young Lions Cup is a great tournament and an opportunity to train and empower youth with life skills that would be beneficial to their development,” she said.

She also noted that the buy-in of the 3x3 basketball tournament had been positive since the last event and were looking forward to hosting it again because it also echoed the sentiments held by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi of making the country the host nation of choice.

Moreover, she said the importance of the tournament could be emulated by others to empower youth with life skills.

International Basketball Federation corporate social responsibility associate, Theron Bullock said they were happy to be back in Botswana for the tournament.

He said this year’s tournament would be different as they had recruited youth leaders with knowledge of basketball aged between 18 and 25, including coordinators who would facilitate workshops and expand the 3x3 tournament on the social development side.

He further revealed that the tournament would comprise 70 per cent games and 30 per cent workshops in order to equip participants with knowledge on basketball and other life skills. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Gobe Memo

Location : Gaborone

Event : Press brief

Date : Nov 29 Fri,2019

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