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Upper Hill Basketball recruits refugees

13 August 2014, 18:34

Nairobi - Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) national basketball champions Upper Hill have offered scholarships to three South Sudanese refugees.

The trio, Simon Majur, Abraham Abriel and James Marial, are currently participating in two-day a training camp featuring 50 talented young players from across Africa.

They were discovered at the Kakuma refugee camp by Abel Nson, a volunteer international scout for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors franchise. The camp is being hosted by Giants of Africa development programme.

Masai Ujir, the general manager for the Raptors and founder of Giants of Africa, told The Star that the camp will provide the participants will valuable skills.

“We have taken note of the interest and growth of basketball in Kenya and took the initiative to bring the camp to this side of East Africa,” said Ujiri, adding,

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to offer skills training to local coaches and equip players with different techniques of play.”

The camp will see players from Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi take part and is being hosted at the Brookhouse School in Nairobi.

Ronny Owino, Upper Hill and Kenya’s national team coach, says the three boys will be study at the school and compete in basketball tournaments. He adds that the players have the physical attributes necessary to be good basketball players.

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