District 5 of Bamako in partnership with the Malian basketball federation organized the mini basketball festival, from January 19 to 20 on the ground of Commune V.
A first of its kind after that organized by Fiba and IBF in Bamako last September at the Kabala sports school. The opening ceremony was presided over by the president of the Malian basketball federation, Harouna B Maiga, in the presence of the president of district 5, Ibrahim Cissé dit Samir and several lovers of the ball in the basket.
A total of 150 children from 4 to 14 years old took part in this mini basketball festival. The objective sought by the two authorities is to promote basketball at a young age, but above all to educate parents to let children practice the discipline.