Lagos, ACAN International hold Basketball Clinic

A basketball clinic was held on Saturday at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, in Yaba, Lagos, by the Lagos State Sports Commission in collaboration with ACAN International, which was supported by former international basketball player Aloysius Anagonye.

The mentorship and careful approach meant to enhance their abilities and potential presented a chance for the basketball players and coaches in Lagos.

Lekan Fatodu, the Lagos State Sports Commission’s director general, stressed to the participants the importance of the clinic for their personal growth and how it would inspire them to compete at a higher level.

He acknowledged the role of the Executive Governor of Lagos State Mr.Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his effort in ensuring that the state remains at the centre of conversation around sports development in Nigeria.

He added that the state values the partnership with the ex-basketball player saying, “We need to consistently stretch our hands of fellowship to organisations like ACAN and individuals like Mr.Aloysius so that they can be able to help in the areas we think there are gaps.

“It’s is very important we keep that kind of engagement going forward”, said Fatodu.

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Damilare Orimoloye pointed out that it is an initiative and meaningful collaboration that’s not going to stop with basketball.

Ex-basketball international, Aloysius Anagonye engaged the participants on the fundamental practice of basketball and his intention to contribute to the growth of the players in Nigeria.

“It’s a long-time dream of mine to do things in Nigeria. My purpose right now is to make people on ground understand the fundamental skills in the game of basketball,” he said.

Part of his discussions also centred on personal experiences, fitness, training, facilities and equipment as well as the development of trainers and players.

Anagonye represented Nigeria in international basketball competitions such as the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the 2007 FIBA Africa Championship.

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