The Olumide Oyedeji Youth Foundation in partnership with Peak Sports China – a sportswear and equipment company, rounded up the successful hosting of the maiden edition of the “No borders basketball camp” in Lagos, Nigeria.
The camp which featured already established and identified basketball players had in attendance over 50 players from about 8 African countries including Togo, Benin Republic, Niger and Nigeria. According to Olumide Oyedeji the camping experience is aimed at bringing together talented basketballer players in Africa to learn, bond and build relationships.
The camp had in attendance top coaches notably Joe Touomou, NBA Africa Academy coach amongst others. The players were taught different aspects of the game ranging from shot fake dribbling technique to defending and attacking; these were some of the numerous drills involved.
In the end, an all stars team of 24 players selected from the campers, coached by Olumide Oyedeji and Joe Touomou faced-off against each other with Team Joe carrying the day.
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The former D’Tigers captain, told the players to stay in touch as some of them would be contacted for possible opportunities. Abdoul Halil of Benin Republic who also made the all stars team won the MVP award of the maiden edition.
Oyedeji admonished the players to make good use of all they’ve been taught in the past days, believe in themselves and that with hardwork and dedication, they can be what they want to be. He added that very soon, there will be another camp but this time for girls because “what a man can do, a woman can do better” he said.