The Chicago Bulls Basketball Club of the United States has donated two hundred basketballs and some bags for the maiden Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, National/International Workshop for coaches.
Coach Oliver Johnson, Coordinator for the workshop, made this known on Sunday at the end of the training at ABU’s gymnasium.
Coach Johnson said the support from the Chicago Bulls basketball club was unprecedented and called on other public spirited individuals, teams and corporate organizations to emulate them.
“We are grateful to them and other sponsors and calling on others to emulate them,” the coach stated.
Coach Johnson described the workshop as successful, adding that it featured fifty-four participants, including nine ladies from the country.
The veteran coach, who is also the technical adviser for the basketball club in ABU, attributed the success of the workshop to team spirit.
“We initiated it as a team work. I couldn’t do it without a team. Some of the outstanding people that committed to its success included Andy Kpedi, Director, University Advancement; Prof. Adamu Ahmed; Isa Umar Foundation; Edward Tox and the ABU Vice Chancellor.
“Isa Umar Foundation donated two sets of jerseys to the male and female basketball teams of ABU during the visit,” he stated.
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