As a reminder, the 'IBF 3x3 Young Lions Cup' is an international 3x3 youth tournament. The first edition will take place in Gabarone, Botswana and will include 10 countries of the Southern African region: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
Teams from Botswana, Mauritius and Seychelles have already earned their spot in the final by winning their national qualifiers.
Basketball For Good
The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) was founded in 2008 by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The IBF’s mission is to address the role of sports, in particular basketball, in the fields of community building, education, women empowerment, health and well-being, as well as conflict resolution.
With its Basketball For Good projects, the IBF promotes the values and cultural heritage of basketball as a vector for change and develops inclusive programmes to tackle pressing issues that affect children and youth in the concerned communities.
The programmes are initiated by the IBF and implemented in partnership with FIBA’s member federations, local NGOs and partners with the aim of supporting collaboration between local actors and to drive economic growth in the relevant regions.
The IBF is currently impacting the lives of thousands of youngsters in Aruba, Saint Martin, Sint Marteen, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Guyana, French Guiana, Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Malawi, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Djibouti, Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles.