German Basketball Commissioner to visit Namibia

23 Jul 2015 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 23 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) will host a German basketball commissioner, who will be visiting the country for three days to familiarise himself with how the game is run here.
The President of the Basketball Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg (BBW), Joachim Spägele has been assigned as a Basketball Commissioner to Namibia to engage NBF and other stakeholders in basketball development affairs.
Spägele will be in Namibia from 25 -28 July to discuss the way forward with the NBF.
He will also be paying a courtesy visit to the Sports Commission and the Directorate of Sport to discuss what relations and cooperation the three institutions could enter into in efforts to develop the game of basketball in Namibia.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, NBF president, Andrew Masongo said Spägele’s visit will mean a lot to Namibian basketball, as they are expecting to learn a lot from him during his three-day visit.
“We had a memorandum of understanding with the German Basketball Federation (Deutscher Basketball Bund – DBB), which ended last year.
“They have now assigned someone to come and observe on what never worked between the two organisations and how we can improve on their support in going forward.” he said.
He added that the BBW would be engaging with the NBF from the grass root level, which is the most important part of any sport development program.