With funding from the Olympic Solidarity through Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC), the Basketball Association of Malawi (BASMAL) will from December 16 host a Senegalese FIBA expert Seydou Sano who will run a Development of National Sports Structure programme.
Sano will work with local experts Hope Chisamanga and Blair Phiri who have been identified and approved by The Olympic Solidarity and FIBA.
BASMAL has received K3 million from the MOC to enable it develop a sports and coaching structure by implementing a mid to long-term action plan for Basketball.
The expert will train the players and local coaches in Blantyre and Lilongwe as follows: from December 16 – 23 at African Bible College; December 27 – 31 at Blantyre Youth Center. Participants in the program have been drawn from across the country.
Sano holds a Master’s Degree in Technique of Sportive Activity from the University Of Montreal (Canada) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Technique of Physical Activity and Sport.
He is a FIBA Africa Roving Coach Instructor and has conducted 13 training courses in 10 African countries. Sano is a Senegalese National Coach for the senior men’s and women’s teams. He is a gold medallist of three men and women Afro Basket tournaments as well as a gold medallist of the last two African games. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.