9th August, 2010
This yearâ€™s annual Olumide Oyedeji Basketball Camp scheduled to dunk-offÂ on the 23 August will be staged to honour Rob Muers, who died last year in April in a motorcycle accident.
According to Olumide Oyedeji, the camp wants to honour the Dutch, who served as the Camp Director since inception until his death on 10 April, 2009.
He said: â€œMuers meant a lot to me as a person, my career and this programme. This was a man that went the extra mile to assistÂ us in every way. I was shocked when I learnt about his death. So the great honour I could give him is to hold this yearâ€™s edition in his honour.â€
According to Oyedeji,Â the 2010 camp, which will be held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, will feature at least 300 young players.
He said that unlike last year when some foreign coaches took part in the event, this yearâ€™s edition will feature 15 Nigerian coaches, who are specialists in the training of kids.
He disclosed that the camp, which will feature young players between ages 7 to 17 years, will end on 28 August.
The coaches include Bereofori George, Ganiyu Otenigbagbe, Lafi Lateef Erinfolami, Patrick Omo-Osagie and Scott Nnaji.