Masai’s Giants of Africa lists coaches for Nigeria camp
@shagcy Giants of Africa have named the coaches that will work with young basketball talents for the Nigerian leg of the programme, slated for August 21 to 25 in Lagos. The list was released before the young players of Uganda rounded off their programmes following the initial tip off in Kigali, Rwanda on August 6. The talent search programme started by Masai Ujiri and a few partners 15 years ago had Rwandan President, Paul Kagame in attendance in Kigali.
The foreign coaches named for the 2018 programme are Masai Ujiri, Jama Mahlalela, Patrick Engelbrecht, Joe Touomou, Godwin Owinje, Harry Ezenibe, Eric Khoury and Arsalan Jamil. Most of these coaches have been working with GOA since inception. The Nigeriabased coaches are Adeka Daudu, Lateef Erinfolami, Emmanuel Odah, Peter Ahmedu and Michael Akuboh.
Giants of Africa, the not-for-profit cofounded by Toronto Raptors president, Masai Ujiri a fortnight ago announced they will visit seven countries across the African continent this August. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Giants of Africa has committed to hosting basketball camps and community outreach initiatives in Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Senegal.