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FIBA to kick start 360 basketball programme in Uganda

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 22nd June 2018 06:14 PM

The programme which is set to launch in eleven African countries is targeting countries that have an important growth potential.

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The programme which is set to launch in eleven African countries is targeting countries that have an important growth potential.

 
PIC: Jean-Michel Ramaroson (second left) poses alongside FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya (third right) Le'mou Benga, the FIBA National Federations and Sports Manager (second right) and  Brian Rugyendo (first right) at UOC. (Credit: Kasozi Balikuddembe)
 
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KAMPALA - For long Ugandan basketball has been wanting in the technical aspects of the game.
 
Thanks to FUBA who have entered into partnership with FIBA Africa National Federations Commission to grow the game through strategic planning activities under the FIBA 360 Basketball programme.
 
The programme which is set to launch in eleven African countries is targeting countries that have an important growth potential. So far, it is Uganda and Senegal. 
 
“We are delighted to partner with FIBA once more. They are ready to offer technical support on how to manage the game and we welcome it” said Ambrose Tashobya, Presidesnt of FUBA, Friday during the launch of the project at UOC.
 
The project will be handled in phases with the training of coaches set to kick start the project as Uganda to attain type 4 status which is the highest level for national federations.
 
“We hope that at the end of the project, the beneficiaries have improved in the execution of basketball management” said Jean-Michel Ramaroson, President of FIBA Africa’s National Federations Commission.
 
Brian Rugyendo, the President of Uganda Basketball Coaches Association believes that the project will improve on both the quality and quantity.
 
“Such arrangements can only help us resource for more personnel and I hope at the end of the process we shall have more numbers in the coaching sector” he said.
 
With the project FUBA expects to have new facilities like office furniture, computers, balls, scoreboards among others.
 
Email: kbalikuddembe@newvision.co.ug
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