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Basketball to gain a competitive edge

André Scholz, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, hands over equipment to NBF President George Simataa and NBF Secretary General Nande Kayala. On the left are the experts Peter Schey and Frank Albin.

André Scholz, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy, hands over equipment to NBF President George Simataa and NBF Secretary General Nande Kayala. On the left are the experts Peter Schey and Frank Albin.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) announce another short-term project aiming at developing basketball in Namibia. German expert Peter Schey arrived on 17 May in Namibia to conduct coaching clinics for teachers, coaches and youth players in Tsumeb, Ongwediva and Rundu.
The focus will be on 3 by 3 basketball, a competition form that is part of the Youth Olympic Games and might be introduced at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Schey will be assisted by NBF’s Development Officer Francina Netumbo Amakali and regional coaches. It is his third project in Namibia after previous visits in 2010 and 2012. Part of this short-term project are donations to the value of approximately N$ 30 000, comprising of basketballs, rims, backboards and other equipment. Schey, a 43-year old teacher and former professional basketball player, will return to Germany on 31 May.
The short-term project is part of the technical cooperation between Germany and Namibia and complements the long-term project already carried out by expert Frank Albin for the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

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