The national selections of 3×3 basketball age categories will open the ball for Benin’s presence on the international scene. In this context, the U21 young men and girls will be in Nairobi, Kenya, from July 10 to 16, 2022 for the 3×3 Nations League Basketball qualifiers.
Housed in the South Zone of Africa, the basketball Squirrels will have to challenge Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda and the host country, Kenya. The Beninese delegation leaves Cotonou, this Friday, July 08, 2022 with a well seasoned workforce. Among the U21 ladies, Orou Yiranin Hamdyath (Elan Coton Bbc), Dahassounou Imelda (Aspal Bbc), Keita Gbènankpon Véronica (Senegal) and Agbayizo Ramouziath (Energie bbc) will defend the colors of Benin. Among the U21 men, d’Almeida Ursulo (Italy), Barre Abdou-Halil (USA), Andebi Taofic (Elan Coton Bbc) and Adamou Haky (Elan Coton Bbc) are retained by the technical staff to challenge the other countries.
For the Beninese Basketball Federation (Fbbb), the objective is to snatch the only qualifying place at stake for the final phase. To achieve the objectives, the U21 (Men and Women) and U23 (Men and Women) selections have, before their departure, multiplied the training sessions under the direction of the Experts of the “Women’s Sport” Project. After a few sessions with the French Melissa Diawakana, they continued with the Manager of the MBA, Alexandra Tchangoue, still from France, all this under the discreet eye of the Frenchwoman Christelle Morel.
As a reminder, Saturday, December 04, 2021 in the large conference room of the Hotel l’Ambassadeur in the town of Glazoué, the President of the Beninese Federation of Basketball (Fbbb) Ismahinl Onifade reaffirmed that the 2021-2022 season is that of “the revolution of Beninese basketball which must hover on the roof in Africa”. After this commitment made before the actors of Beninese basketball during the Extraordinary Federal Council (CFE), things are becoming clearer. A few days after the total success of the first edition of the “Open House Cotonou 3×3”, Benin decided to go and gauge its level on the African continent.