All is set for the mid-term congress of the African zone of the world basketball body - FIBA Africa - in Bamako, Mali. The two - day working session, which is expected to feature delegates from all national member federations across the continent, begins today at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Important topics will be discussed at the event including a review of the activities for the 2014 - 2016 period. There will also be workshops on the FIBA New Competition System, the restructuring of African National Federations, the promotion and development of the FIBA 3x3 programmes and the implementation of the ONE FIBA concept.
The Congress is one of the six divisions of FIBA and according to the FIBA General Statutes, it must meet once every two (2) years. The first being the elective Congress at which the President is elected and the other being the mid-term congress held at approximately mid-term of the four-year cycle.
Nigeria is represented by the President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar and Mukhtar Malone, the Vice President.
The FIBA Africa Executive Committee and Central Board members will held their extraordinary meetings yesterday Wednesday 19th April as prelude to the mid-term congress.