NBA Africa has announced that a new office will be opened in Cairo, Egypt early next year.
The new Cairo office will add to the three other NBA Africa regional offices in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria) and Dakar (Senegal).
Earlier this year, Cairo’s Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex served as the host venue of the Basketball Africa League’s Nile Conference group phase and the 18th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.
Meanwhile, NBA Africa has named Mohamed Abdel-Motaleb Soliman as Vice President and Head of NBA Egypt, where the league’s fourth office on the continent will open in early 2023.
Soliman, who most recently served as vice president of the Egyptian Basketball Federation and deputy secretary general of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, will lead the league’s new office in Cairo and report to NBA Africa CEO Victor Williams.
The former captain of the Egyptian National Basketball Team, Olympian and accomplished executive with more than 20 years of commercial and manufacturing experience, will oversee the league’s basketball and business development initiatives in Egypt, including grassroots programming for youth and elite players, relationships with current and prospective marketing, media and merchandise partners, and social responsibility efforts across the country.