Ivory Coast: Basketball, Mo Bamba of Orlando Magic (NBA) wants to play with the elephants

© Koaci.com – Thursday, November 10, 2022 – 12:32 p.m

Mo Bamba (ph)

Qualified for World Cup which will be held simultaneously in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines in September 2023, on elephants Basketball players can count on Mohamed Bamba says Mo Bamba ofOrlando Magic of the NBA in the United States.

Born in Harlem to parents from Abidjan, the American basketball player of Ivorian origin is very attached to the land of his ancestors and wants to invest more and more in the land of elephants.

But he also aims, among other things, to join the team that this summer has qualified for the World Cup 2023. He entrusted it to the microphones of a Western medium.

“(…) we have been discussing with the Federation about my integration into the national team for some time, and the discussions are going very well, things are progressing. I want to play with the elephants. We’re working on several tokens, and we’re doing everything we can to get him to play with the Ivory shirt on his shoulders at some point. During the early years of my NBA career, I was very busy settling into this league especially, and now I am working to be able to represent Ivory Coast at the highest level and offer my contribution to the Elephants. To wear the orange shirt, represent the country and make my countrymen proud, would be a huge thing, and I’m doing everything I can to do it quickly. You have to be patient, that’s the key, but wearing the national team shirt is one of my career goals, that’s for sure. I want to get involved as soon as possible and in the long term”, he said.

For Mo Bamba, the 2023 World Cup is a very interesting goal. “We’re trying to put all the elements on our side to see if it’s possible that he could be next World Cup. Playing at the highest level of FIBA, in a field as competitive as the World Cup, would be a great thing, but we are still far from it. We are trying to put everything in place for each of us so that he can wear the jersey of the national team very soon, and I hope that day will come soon enough. There is still a long time before this tournament and there is still almost a whole season left, but I would certainly like to join the squad for the next international competition if possible,” said the member ofOrlando Magic.

Good news for the Ivorian Basketball Federation (FIBB) in search of dual nationals to succeed in the 2023 World Cup.

Donatien Kautcha, Abidjan

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