GABORONE - The court is currently being installed, the backstops have been tested and the volunteers are eager. Everything at the Molapo Piazza in Gaborone, Botswana, is getting ready to host the 15 teams taking part in the first-ever IBF 3x3 Young Lions Cup.
They have already taken part in the first day of the Youth Leadership Workshop, learning about using Basketball For Good. Mthoko Madonda, the founder of Reach Sports who is leading the workshop, has expressed his delight with the first day.
"I am very grateful to have met 60 inspiring young leaders from across Africa and very excited to share leadership ideas with them," he said.
Mohamed Abdillahi, player from Djibouti, is very pleased to be taking part in the leadership workshop.
"I love having the opportunity to interact with kids from different countries to create a fraternity," he explained.
Lopez Viki, a member of the girl's team from Zimbabwe, said: "We are being taught how to be a leader and have good qualities to be able to socialize with different cultures."
Hamane Niang, President of FIBA Africa, stressed the importance of creating young leaders and ambassadors of the International Basketball's mission of creating positive change and building stronger communities through basketball.
"It is amazing to see these young leaders around this youth leadership workshop. I hope that this event will be a huge success so that we can multiply it in different countries," he said.
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