Group Set To Bridge Basketball Tactical Gap Through Coaches, Athletes Training

Group Set To Bridge Basketball Tactical Gap Through Coaches, Athletes Training

By Joel Ajayi

An international sports non-governmental organisation, the Sports Renaissance Africa Partners, SRAP, is set to bring one of the best and famous basketball coaches in the world, Ganon Baker to Nigeria to develop Nigerian coaches, Athletes as well as young talents across the country.

The group said Nigeria is not doing bad basketball-wise but needs to focus on coaching clinics to develop grassroots basketball in the country.

Chief Executive Officer of SRAP, Mrs. Relindis Mbu, on Friday in Abuja briefing Journalists on the preparations for the two weeks coaching course for over 400 Nigeria including coaches, players as well as young ones in Abuja and Lagos respectively.

She expressed that, with the proper coaching and training of Athletes and coaches Nigeria would be among the best country to be reckoned with in basketball, globally.

According to her, the organization had concluded plans to organize an internationally certified coaching clinic.

“At SRAP, we are passionate about bringing in experts from the world with tactical experience that can help develop our young talents.

“The training clinic and certification program with the renowned Ganon Baker will hold in Abuja at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium from Aug. 15 to 20, while that of Lagos is from Aug. 22- Aug. 27.”

Speaking further, Mbu said the NGO was working with Baker because of his over 30 decades of experience in the game and his systematic curriculum that takes young players from zero to pro.

She said SRAP would also be working with other stakeholders and the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to ensure better exposure and scouting for young Nigerian talents.

In his remark, the Chief Operating Officer of SRAP, Terfa Akpoyibo said that the coaching clinic with Baker which would be a continuous program would go a long way in developing Nigeria’s grassroots basketball.

However, SRAP is a sports business organization focused on championing industry standards in the delivery of quality sports development in Africa.

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