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AS Douanes’ Alkaly Ndour to be presented with 2024 Ubuntu Trophy during on-court ceremony before the AS Douanes (Senegal) game against Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria) today at 5:30 p.m. CAT

Ndour is the founder of a basketball tournament organized regularly in his neighbourhood of Bopp in Dakar targeting close to 250 amateur basketball players.

WHO: AS Douanes’ Alkaly Ndour, NBA Africa CEO Clare Akamanzi

WHAT: Senegal’s AS Douanes’ guard and team captain Alkaly Ndour will be presented with the 2024 BAL Ubuntu Trophy during an on-court ceremony at BK Arena before AS Douanes’ seeding game against Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers today at 5:30 p.m. CAT.  The Ubuntu Trophy, which recognizes the BAL player who has made an outstanding effort and impact in the community during the BAL season, will be awarded to Alkaly Ndour in recognition of his ongoing efforts to use the game of basketball to positively impact the lives of youth in his native Senegal.  

Ndour is the founder of a basketball tournament organized regularly in his neighbourhood of Bopp in Dakar targeting close to 250 amateur basketball players.  He also organizes basketball camps for youth in his community and acts of kindness towards the unemployed.  In addition to promoting basketball, this event aims to raise awareness among participants about community engagement and building a culture of peace. 

During the 2024 BAL regular season, Ndour played in all six games against the Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (APR; Rwanda), Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria) and US Monastir (Tunisia) and helped his team clinch a spot in the postseason.  He is a four-time Senegalese league champion and three-time Senegalese cup champion with AS Douanes and a member of the Senegal Men’s National Team. 

Previous BAL Ubuntu Trophy winners include Hichem Benayad-Cherif (Algeria’s Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers; 2021), Jean-Jacques Nshobozwabyosenumukiza (Rwanda Energy Group Basketball Club; 2022) and Tonny Drileba (Uganda’s City Oilers; 2023).

WHEN: 4:50 p.m. CAT

WHERE: BK Arena
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Basketball Africa League (BAL).