In a special edition of CNN African Voices, the CEO of the African Basketball League, Ugo Udezue, was featured as a Change Maker transforming lives across Africa.
The African Basketball League was also recently featured on BBC African Voices barely 8 moths after it began.
According to CNN,
“These individuals are shaking up the status quo and simultaneously empowering their fellow countrymen… For Ugo, it’s about stepping up, filling the gap and making a change”
Udezue, a former basketball international who once pitched his tent with Wyoming in the United States recounts his passion for the game of Sports and how the game has united Africans through the court.
He recognizes basketball as more than a game with his vision of having an ABL team in each African country
“My goal is to provide a safe and socially conducive entertaining environment with basketball as the epicenter”
The league featured six clubs from four countries in the first season that ended in May. They are Lagos Islanders, Lagos Warriors, Stallions (Nigeria); Abidjan Ramblers of Ivory Coast, Izobe Libreville (Gabon) and Dakar Rapids (Senegal). Ramblers won the first test season which the playoffs held in Abidjan.
Watch his interview here: