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Eritrea: Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia (Photo: KM Ziolkowscy)
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Eritrea finishes the first phase of their Basketball Development program - Feb 5, 2006


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Under the guidance of FIBA and Olympic Solidarity, Eritrea recently concluded a 4 month Young Coaches Training Program, with over 140  coaches in the six provinces receiving certificates upon completion of each 2 week clinic. Each  coach will now form a team and participate in local compititions, with the winners moving on to national compititions. The Eritrean National Basketball Federation, headed by President,Mr. Mehari Tesfai. Vice president,Mr. Turquabo Moba. Secretary General, Mr.Alazar Dawit. Technical Dirictor, Mr Tekaste. Treasurer, Mr Eyop. Womens Director, Ms Hana and Press Secretary, Mr Simon Stifanos. played an integral role in the organization and success of the program. President Ghirmay Hadju, of the Eritrean Olympic Committe was also an active participant and pledged the Olympic Comittees support for the coaches.
The second phase for the next two months involves the formation of the Mens, Under 20 and Women's National Teams, as well as training for upcoming East Africa Zone 5  qualifying championships.
A knockout tournament featuring the top mens and womens 1st division teams from the capital of Asmara, is under way and will conclude next weekend. This will be followed by the 1st Division Men's and Women's Championships.  




Thomas
Kelati
Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 1 Year ago
Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Polish ex-international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-91kg-82, college: Washington State, agency: BeoBasket). He is a dual citizen owning also Eritrean passport. Kelati has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 36 games he had 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Fina...   [read more]

Jonathan
Mesghna
Art.Dragons land Jonathan Mesghna - 1 Year ago
Artland Dragons (ProB) tabbed 27-year old naturalized Eritrean forward Jonathan Mesghna (198-89, college: Mont.St.-Billings). He has played for the last two years at Hebeisen White Wings Hanau (ProA). In 29 games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Among other achievements Mesghna won German Regionalliga (South-West North Group) championship title in 2007. He received also All-GNAC Newcomer of the Year award in 2014 at his college time. Mesghna has played previously for two other G...   [read more]

Thomas
Kelati
Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia - 2 Years ago
Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) has extended the deal with UCAM Murcia. The guard will spend one more season in Spain. Thomas Kelati joined UCAM Murcia in February 2014. He averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per appearance in Liga Endesa last season. Previously Thomas Kelati had stints in Russia, Poland, Greece and Belgium. He was named All-Polish League Player of the Year back in 2007.   [read more]


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