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FIBA delegation visits Cote d’Ivoire Sports Minister Danho Paulin

ABIDJAN (Cote d’Ivoire) – On the margins of the FIBA Africa Board Meeting on Thursday, a delegation led by FIBA President Hamane Niang and FIBA Africa President Anibal Manave paid a visit to the Ivorian Minister of Sports Danho Paulin.

This meeting was the perfect opportunity for the officials to discuss a wide range of topics including the development and promotion of the hoops game in Africa. 

FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis stated that, "We are here to thank you for participating in the FIBA Congress and the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. We also take the opportunity of this visit to introduce to you the new FIBA President for the next four years that we consider as ‘Africa's four years."

L-R: Manave, Paulin and Bile

The Ivorian representative congratulated Mr Niang for his election as FIBA President and said, "Congratulations on your new position. I can assure you that the Ivorian Government is available to assist you in the development and promotion of basketball in Africa."

During the visit, FIBA President Niang reaffirmed that FIBA looks forward to reinforcing its collaboration with Cote d’Ivoire where the headquarters of its Africa Regional Office are located.

Attending the official visit were FIBA Africa Executive Director Alphonse Bile and FIBA Africa Chief Operating Officer Yira Yacouba.