Giants of Africa: 13 coaches for Nigerian camp

Initiator of the Giant of Africa (GOA) Basketball camp, Masai Ujiri will lead seven foreign coaches to the Nigerian leg, which comes up fr

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Initiator of the Giant of Africa (GOA) Basketball camp, Masai Ujiri will lead seven foreign coaches to the Nigerian leg, which comes up from August 21 to 25 in Lagos. They will be joined by five local coaches who are regular faces at the annual event.

The foreign coaches who will join Ujiri are Jama Mahlalela, Patrick Engelbrecht, Joe Touomou, Godwin Owinje, Harry Ezenibe, Eric Khoury and Arsalan Jamil, while the Nigeria-based coaches are Adeka Daudu, Lateef Erinfolami, Emmanuel Odah, Peter Ahmedu and Michael Akuboh.

The list was released before the young players of Uganda rounded off their programmes following the initial tip off in Kigali, Rwanda on August 6. The talent search programme started by Ujiri and a few partners 15 years ago, had Rwandan President, Paul Kagame in attendance in Kigali.

Giants of Africa, the not-for-profit co-founded by Toronto Raptors president, Masai Ujiri a fortnight ago announced they would visit seven countries across the African continent this August. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Giants of Africa has committed to hosting basketball camps and community outreach initiatives in Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.

By Uguga Kelechi Samuel

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