|Three-on-three basketball goes Namibia|
|Written by Edson Haufiku|
|Wednesday, 09 November 2011 23:18|
The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) in cooperation with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will host the first ever African international three-on-three basketball competition in Namibia. The event will take place in Windhoek from 27 November to 5 December.|
The three-on-three concept is a new venture initiated by FIBA and will become part of the World Olympic Youth Games in 2014. The format is played on half a court, with two halves and two intervals per game.
Namibia will host a number of SADC as well as some international countries which will form part of the event. Confirmation of all participating countries will only be available to the NBF today (Thursday). In addition, FIBA will send an international delegation to attend and evaluate the competition.
On another basketball note, the Mandume Primary School in Katutura, Windhoek, recently selected 13 year-old Victoria Shilongo as the school’s Sportswoman of the Year. Shilongo, who was also selected for the Namibia School Sports Union (NSSU) U17 basketball team earlier this year, is a player of the Basketball Artists School.
The Basketball Artists School is a Katutura afterschool programme which is supported by the German non-profit organization ISIBINDI, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Namibian Basketball Federation.
Shilongo is the second Sportswoman of the Year from the Basketball Artists School after 12 year-old Helena Shuumbwa from Mandume Primary School last year.
The Basketball Artists School together with Dele Akpata, a FIBA instructor from the University of Botswana, celebrated the achievement. Akpata conducted a week long coaching clinic on behalf of the NBF in Windhoek and is a frequent visitor to the Basketball Artists School.