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Ahmedu Explains Reasons For FIBA Championship

Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 12:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuike Chukwu  –  Lagos


President of FIBA Africa Zone-3, Colonel Sam Ahmedu, has praised the just-concluded FIBA Africa Zone3 3×3 championship, which took place at the National Stadium, Lagos, earlier in June.



Speaking exclusively to Daily Independent, Ahmedu, who is the brain behind the championship, said he was impressed that the reason for coming up with the event was not defeated.

“I can confidently say the event lived up to expectation. If you were at the National Stadium, you will observe that we had a very robust championship. The only snag was the rain that attempted to disrupt the games on the first day, but thank God that we had a plan B, which took us to the indoor sports hall.”

“Our aim for coming up with the Zone 3 3×3 championship was to create opportunities for youths in the zone to participate and further their careers.”

Asked whether the participating countries were satisfied with outcome of the championship, Ahmedu said the testimonies are there for all to see.

“You can see that six out of the eight countries that make up the zone participated. They all expressed happiness with the outcome, with some of them already asking for another event.

“You know this is the first of its kind in this part of the world. 3X3 is the brainchild of FIBA for the development of the game in the world and to ensure that more people participate and follow basketball.”

On when the next Africa Zone 3 3×3 will take place, the President of Dodan Warriors Basketball team of Lagos said the report of this inaugural edition will be sent to member-countries for them to organize similar events before a date will be chosen for the next zonal 3×3 championship.

“The report of this Lagos own will be sent to all the member-countries, after which, they will organize similar event in their countries as a dress rehearsal before we chose a date and venue for the second edition of the FIBA Africa Zone 3 3X3 championship.”