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Eritrea: Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia (Photo: KM Ziolkowscy)


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.  

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FC Bayern Munich of the German BBL has tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham out of Oregon State, who played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league. In 31 games in Asia he averaged 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season. Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season with the Bucks in the NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg. In 2...   [read more]

Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 3 Years 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]

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