Among these major projects, the organization of the 5th qualifying window for the Basketball World Cup scheduled for 2023. The journalists present including Record in the return final of the Women’s N1 chaired by the new Minister of Sports did not miss the opportunity to find out more about this file. In addition to the repair of Marius Ndiaye…
“I will receive the president of the federation and we will discuss it. All the major projects initiated by my predecessor and the Federation will be continued and strengthened. Let people be reassured, but we have our ambitions based on the guidelines of the President of the Republic. He will be at our side to support the federation in all major African and global projects.” replied the Minister of Sports questioned on the organization of the February 2023 window. Senegal, which is currently part of the Top 5, wants to maximize its chances of staying there and qualifying for the World Cup.
For his first outing as Minister of Sports, Yankhoba Diattara was this weekend at the Marius Ndiaye stadium. Opportunity for him to talk about his links with basketball and his motivation to develop this discipline.
« Basketball is one of the most engaging and exciting sports. Young people love basketball and sports in general. Football and basketball are among the disciplines most loved by Senegalese youth. This mobilization shows this attachment of young people to basketball. What we see proves that basketball has beautiful pages ahead of us and things to tell us. President Babacar Ndiaye, be reassured of our availability in all your construction sites. I have just arrived but I am a basketball enthusiast. In 2006, I accompanied, as mayor, the US Rail which won two trophies in one day. I am a basketball lover and I have always supported sport and athletes. I’m a young Senegalese and I love sport,” he confides.