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South Africa To Host NBA’ Basketball Without Borders 20th Edition

South Africa To Host NBA’ Basketball Without Borders 20th Edition

The National Basketball Association, NBA, and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) have announced that the 20th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa, billed to commence on August 3 and end on 6 August 2024, would be held in South Africa.

This marks the 16th time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will take place in South Africa.

BWB Africa camps have previously been held in Dakar, Senegal (2010 and 2019), Luanda, Angola (2016), and Cairo, Egypt (2022).

According to Supersports.com, for BWB Africa 2024, 30 boys and 30 girls from over 20 African countries will have the opportunity to learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA, and FIBA players, legends, and coaches. They will also compete alongside their peers from across the continent.

The campers and coaches, whose identities will be revealed before the camp, will participate in life-skills and leadership development programs.

The NBA Africa CEO, Clare Akamanzi, expressed excitement about bringing BWB back to South Africa, emphasising the country’s growing basketball momentum.

“We look forward to welcoming some of the most talented boys and girls from across the continent for four days of high-level basketball training, competition, and leadership development that will have a lasting impact on their on-court and personal journeys,” Akamanzi said.

FIBA Africa Executive Director, Alphonse Bile, highlighted BWB’s impact, calling it a crucial lever for basketball on the continent.

The collaboration between the NBA and FIBA extends beyond BWB, including the Basketball Africa League, BAL, which provides valuable opportunities for African youth and coaches both on and off the court.

By Dotun Omisakin


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