The National Basketball Association (NBA), in collaboration with adidas, the league’s official global outfitter, will host a two-day basketball camp featuring Mozambique native and WNBA Legend Clarisse Machanguana, former NBA All-Star and 1992 Slam Dunk champion Cedric Ceballos, and the Atlanta Hawks Sky Squad, at Groupo Desportivo Arena in Maputo, Mozambique from today and it will end tomorrow.
More than 100 boys and girls between the ages 13-18 have been selected by the Mozambique Basketball Federation and the NBA will participate in basketball drills, skills stations, games and life-skills seminars during the two-day camp. There will also be a clinic to develop local Mozambican coaches as a part of the NBA’s continued coaching development initiatives on the continent.
“In our efforts to grow the game of basketball on the African continent, the NBA is committed to making the game accessible by creating participation opportunities” said Vice President and Managing Director NBA Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall. “We are grateful to adidas for their ongoing support of our grassroots initiatives and are excited to be working with Clarisse, Cedric and the Atlanta Hawks Sky Squad to bring this major event to Maputo.”
“This is a fantastic initiative for Mozambique, particularly as there is such a hearty appetite for the NBA there,” said Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport.
“As much as television has the power to convey the excitement of the NBA, there is nothing quite like youngsters seeing their heroes up close and personal. Some of the game’s biggest players come from the continent. It is SuperSport’s wish that activations such as these inspire youngsters to continue the tradition.”