Nigeria Basketball Federation holds course for Game Masters

Game Masters from 20 secondary schools participated in the event.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation held a refresher course for Game Masters across the federation in Abuja on Thursday.

The course was well attended by over 20 Game Masters in Abuja and each participant was given a certificate each after the event.

The course held on the match-rest day for all the teams participating in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League at the Package B part of the National Stadium, Abuja.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after the course, the president of the basketball federation, Tijani Umar, said “Game Masters” course is used to train secondary school games masters. Today we have some of the best coaches in the country that spoke to them on how to develop grassroots basketball.

“The reception by the game masters were impressive so we have decided to make it a quarterly event”

“We also want to develop the games through the game masters by getting to the grassroot basketball through the secondary school students,” he added.

One of the coaches that trained the game masters, Emmanuel Odah, said “it was simply wonderful and we had a great turn out, we interacted well with them.”

“The benefit will speak in 3months time, we gave them materials to work with and in 3 months time we will see the results.

“The federation will play a mini championship among secondary schools very soon,” he added.

The Zenith Bank Women’s Basketball League continues on Friday.


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