BWB Africa

FIBA - Campers selected for Basketball without Borders Africa 2005

The Best Young Players from 28 Countries across Africa to Take Part 
 
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GENEVA (Basketball Without Borders Africa) - The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Basketball South Africa (BSA) announced the 100 participants selected for Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, a basketball instructional camp for young people that also promotes friendship, healthy living and education. 

Led by Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo (Congo), the camp features current and former NBA players and team personnel as camp coaches, and uniquely incorporates community outreach activities and educational seminars addressing prevalent issues in today's society such as HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

The young players (ages 19 & under) from 28 countries across Africa were selected by FIBA and the NBA, based on their basketball skills, leadership abilities and dedication to the sport. Basketball without Borders Africa, scheduled to take place September 7-12, will once again return to the American International School of Johannesburg, the event's host since 2003. 

Co-organized by the NBA, FIBA, and BSA, the camp features Reebok, South African Airways, Sprite, Molten and Spalding as BWB Marketing Partners.  South African Airways will help fly the 106 players from all over Africa to the camp.  Sprite will provide refreshments for camp participants, players, coaches and media.  Reebok will provide on-court apparel, footwear, sports bags and towels for all campers. 

The inaugural Basketball without Borders took place in Europe in July 2001. Since then, Basketball without Borders has expanded its reach to four continents. In addition to Africa, the first Basketball without Borders Asia took place in Beijing, China July 14-17. 

The second annual Basketball without Borders Americas headed to Buenos Aires, Argentina June 30-July 4. In its fifth year, Basketball without Borders Europe took place July 28-31 in Treviso, Italy. 

To date, more than 590 youngsters from 93 different countries and territories have taken part in the NBA and FIBA program and Reading & Learning Centers have been created in South Africa and Brazil as part of its community outreach efforts in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
 
Since the program's first trip to Africa in 2003, more than 28 NBA players and team personnel from 11 teams have participated in Basketball without Borders Africa.

To promote friendship and diversity, the campers will be divided into teams without regard to race and nationality. They will share living quarters with their new teammates and participate in daily seminars that promote education, leadership, character, healthy living and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

In addition to the on-court action, Basketball without Borders Africa also will feature extensive community outreach initiatives, led by NBA Legend and Community Ambassador Bob Lanier, including a return visit to the Ithuteng Trust, a Youth Empowerment Program founded in 1990 by Jackey "Mama Jackey" Maarohanye, in Pimville, South Africa. 

It also will include a return to the Soweto Kliptown Youth Trust (SKY), in partnership with international relief organization Feed the Children, which provided daily meals to SKY's 500 students.

During the last two trips to South Africa, the camps included a dedication of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation boys and girls youth hostels, a new basketball court and the opening of a Reading and Learning Center at Ithuteng Trust.

Most of the students come from extremely poverty-stricken families and the majority are orphans due to political violence, crime and AIDS. The NBA and FIBA also will donate products, such as basketballs, rims and nets to local basketball federations. 

Other FIBA/NBA players taking part in Basketball without Borders Africa include Cleveland Cavaliers center DeSagana Diop (Senegal), Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng (Sudan), LA Clippers Mamadou N'diaye (Senegal), Denver Nuggets center-forward Marcus Camby, New Orleans Hornets forward Maciej Lampe (Poland), Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom, Phoenix Suns forward-guard Jim Jackson, Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Randolph and former NBA player Manute Bol. In addition, NBA personnel from 10 different teams also will act as camp coaches.

The San Antonio Spurs R.C. Buford, Dallas Mavericks Amadou Fall, Denver Nuggets Masai Ujiri and Cleveland Cavaliers Lance Blanks and Sam Vincent will serve as the camp directors.  

For more information, please contact:
Guillaume Le Roy, NBA Europe, gleroy@nba.com, +33 (0)1 53 53 62 02
Zoran Radovic, FIBA, radovic@fiba.com +41 (22) 545 00 44
Anicet Lavodrama, FIBA, lavodrama@fiba.com +41 (22) 545 00 43

The following is a complete list of players participating in Basketball without Borders Africa 2005:

Last Name First Name Counry
GHAZOUL
BELDJILALI
MOSTEFAI
KESRAOUI
KAICHE
ANTÓNIO
SILVA
PEREIRA
MARIANO
MIGUEL
JOÃO
GONÇALO
GONÇALVES
LUANO
AMBRÓSIO
NKWE
TOE
BILLA
BAMOGO
NGNIMAN
MANYAKA EYOUM
THIERRY NGBWA
ATANGA BETAYENE
BATOUMBE ENANGA
BYEUMO TCHOUPOU
ATANGANA
SIAKAM
DIYANI
SILVA LIMA
BORGES TAVARES
NDOUBA NAGUIDENCAR
BANGAYA
MAHAMA
MBUMBA
EYENGA
NZADI
LUTUMBA
KAPUKU
DEMBELE
BAROU
KOKOUM
RASHED
ABD ALLAH
BARAKA
ELDIBIKI
LANGYINTUO
ADKINY
MUGENI
MOSHABESHA
HARAWA
TOURÉ
KONE
HAIDARA
TRAORE
COULIBALY
NADIM
MASROURI
MALLOUL
SAMO GUDO
MONJANE
GARBA GIGO
MAHAMAN ZENE
EZENIBE
AYODELE
AHMED
EHIAGWINA
AYODELE
ADEBAYO
MBARAM
ALAO
MANGA
JIMOH
DASYLVA
FALL
ADAMS
DIOP
DIOP
NDOYE
NDIAYE
THOMAS
DIOP
GAYE
BA
VAN BREDA
MANQUELE
KHUMALO
ACUTT
SITHOLE
EGON
SHANGE
PSOUREKIS
FICK
SELELANE
ABDEL MONEM
TENG
THWALA
MUYA
RAMMEH
HADIDANE
FERCHICHI
CHEHAB
MWILA
CHAILA
CHITSINDE
NYATHI
BONGOMIN
Touhami
Mohamed
Yanis
Chakir
Saad
João
Ezequiel
Domingos
Manuel
José
Simão Francisco
André
Helder Antonio
Francisco
Felizardo
Eric
Anthyme L.
Omer
Andre
Dominique Axel
Georges
Yannick Ondoua
Henry Joel
Gabin Cyrille
Bertrand Gabriel
Luc Francis
Jordan (Gabin)
Alain Herve
Aldevino Manuel
Nuno
Teddy Alban
Elancy
Michaela
Buvu
Christian
Alain
Katambayi
Tshitenge
Abdul Aziz
Noman Daniel-Yann
Stéphane
Mohamed Adly Ahmed
Ramy Ibrahim Morssy
Ahmed Hesham Ahmed
Amro Hassan
Melvis
Lionel
Moses
Motjekoane
Alinane
Mahamane Foulane
Cheick Tidiane
Mahamane Alassane
Yacouba
Idrissa Alou
Soufiane
Omar
Marouane
José
Edson
Hassane
Abdoul-Kader
Harry Onochie
Oluwaseyi Ahmed
Temitope Enitan
George Osereme
Michael Oluwaseyi
Temidayo Wale
Omri Okon
Solomon
Yahaya
Aminu
Joseph
Samba
Louis
Mouhamadou Lamine
Mouhamadou
Moustapha
Aziz
Ibrahima
Serigne M.M.
Birahim
Mame Bocar
Jeff
Sandiso Siphelele
Celumusa
Michael
Sakhile
Byron
Ayanda
Mimi
Brent
Isaac
Amir Osman Abdel Gadir
Poong Acuil
Andile
Daniel Gasper
Aymen
Anis
Ahmed
Fethi
Chisanga
Iteliler (Tiku)
Taurai  L
David
Edward

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