Kenya has signed an agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see development of basketball in Kenya.
The deal will see the NBA help Kenya develop talent in schools and community-based groups under the Talanta Hela Initiative. The association will also train teachers to become certified basketball coaches and scouts.
In the deal signed by Sports CS Ababu Namwamba and NBA Africa CEO Victor Williams, they also committed to developing basketball courts in schools, communities and neighbourhoods, which can be used to host top competitions.
There will also be the development of Basketball infrastructure, including Basketball courts in schools, communities, and neighbourhoods, and an elite arena for hosting top-level competitions.
The NBA is also set to open an office in November to coordinate activities.
The National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in North America composed of 30 teams.
It is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada and is considered the premier professional basketball league in the world.