ABIDJAN - The first foundation stone of FIBA Africa's headquarters in Abidjan will be laid in September, the governing body of African basketball and the Ministry of Sports of Cote d’Ivoire confirmed on Monday.
The announcement was made during a visit of FIBA Africa's President and FIBA Vice-President Hamane Niang to the Government office.
The new facility will be built on a 4,000 square metre plot of land, with construction due to be completed at the end of 2017.
"Cote d'Ivoire will host the 2017 Francophone Games, and it will be a good thing to have the infrastructures finished during this period," Niang added.
The delegation also visited the site dedicated to the house of African basketball.