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FIBBA Reawakens Liberian Basketball

What seems to be a boost to Liberian Basketball will come to eyes on June 1 this year in Monrovia when eight West African Nations rush to Liberia for possible participation in the 2010 Zone-III Youth Basketball Championship Chase.


Liberia two months ago won the bid to host the competition for the first time in more than two decades at a FIBBA meeting held in the Ivorian Capital of Abidjan.

Already the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports or MYS has made available US$58,000.00 to the Liberia Basketball Federation or LBF for the possible hosting of the tournament.

At least 16 teams (a female and a male team) from the eight Countries including, Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso are expected to feature in the competition. A good amount of the participants are expected to begin arriving in Liberia today.

Matthew Gbamore Head Coach of the Liberian Youth teams told the New Dawn Sports that his teams are in high spirit for the event.

“The fact that Liberia is hosting the competition this year, it is a clear manifestation that we will win, all I want is for Basketball fans everywhere around Liberia to turn out in mass and cheer us to great victory,” Gbamore concludes.

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