THE WAY TO GO

Hilma spells out roadmap to improve the 3x3 basketball

He disclosed that next on the national team calendar is the Africa Nations Cup slated for Morocco later in the year.

In Summary

•Speaking after the Kenya women's performance in the FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final 2022 in Constanta, Romania, Hilmi said the future is bright.

•Hilmi revealed that he had talks with coaches and federation officials during the show on how to move forward.

Kenya's Medina Ojot keeps close checks on Benin's Ramouziath Agbayizo in the FIBA 3x3 Nations League match at Nyayo
Kenya's Medina Ojot keeps close checks on Benin's Ramouziath Agbayizo in the FIBA 3x3 Nations League match at Nyayo
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Kenya's team need to prepare properly if they are to make a mark in international 3x3 events, Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) vice chairman Hilmi Ali has observed.

Speaking after the Kenya women's performance in the FIBA 3x3 Nations League Final 2022 in Constanta, Romania, Hilmi said the future is bright.

He revealed that he had talks with coaches and federation officials during the show on how to move forward.

"What we have learned out there is that preparations are key and that players must be Identified earlier," he said.

Kenya bowed out of the global show after going down 22-5 to Lithuania and 17-6 to Japan in their Pool 'D' matches.

The future, he maintained, is bright but the road map must be laid now as Kenya has athletism and only needs player ability.

He said going forward, there is a need to have different players who will be committed to 3x3 games and be involved in the proposed league circuit.

"All those successful teams have curriculum-based training and this is what we propose to have within a short time.

"Centres will be identified in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru and this should help spur the game.

"So far, we are doing well in Africa but we will improve considerably if we separate 3x3 and 5x5 in the future."

He disclosed that next on the national team calendar is the Africa Nations Cup slated for Morocco later in the year.

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