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Prince Harry Plays Basketball with Kids at GOA Clinic in Lagos


On Sunday, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, joined the children at the GOA basketball training session. GOA is the Giants of Africa basketball and wheelchair basketball clinic in Lagos.

To the amazement of the kids, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, joined them in the basketball clinic.

He had made this visit with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex who had come with him to support the children.

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Additionally, the prince supported the ongoing work through the construction of a new Giants of Africa basketball court in Abuja.

And the Archewell Foundation in Partnership with Giants of Africa, will hold it.

According to Ujiri, they were grateful for having the Duke and the Duchess join them at the clinic here in Lagos.

Basketball is a uniting game, that can bring communities together and serve as an inspiration to young people.

Therefore, teaming up with the Archewell Foundation, they hope to create more experiences for young people in Nigeria. Thereby creating pathways to opportunities and empowering them to become leaders.

The Basketball Clinic

The basketball clinic consists of boys and girls from Illupeju Grammer School, and also Wheelchair basketball athletes.

Also, the wheelchair athletes are from Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association in Nigeria.

Dennis Ogbe, the coach of the GOA and Team Nigeria Paralympian, led the young athletes through activities that foster community engagement, inclusivity, teamwork, and perseverance.

According to Prince Harry, what he witnessed at the GOA was truly amazing. He added that the power of sports can change lives, creating and bringing communities together.

Meghan added that she was thrilled to be present in the training with the kids. She had lived in Toronto for seven years and had just heard about the Giants of Africa for the first time.

Also, she didn’t think a time would come when she would finally be here. However, she is now supporting the expansion of this incredible organization.

Prince Harry and Meghan were invited to Nigeria by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Christopher Musa.

The main purpose of this invitation was to promote the Invictus Games. It was Prince Harry’s initiative to support rehabilitating wounded and sick service members and veterans.

This includes the Nigerian soldiers who have passed through this 14-year chaos against Islamic extremists.

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