The first stones of what will be the foundation of FIBA Africa Headquarters are set to be laid later today in Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan.
The new building which is scheduled to be complete early next year, was earmarked for construction by basketball’s world governing body FIBA after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The new edifice is expected to house top executives of Africa’s ruling body and will be used to carry out activities relating to the body and will overlook the Ebrie Lagoon.
The building’s front side is expected to spot a giant basketball.
Several high profiles individuals are expected to be in attendance for the event including FIBA Africa President Hamane Niang and Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan.
The 2017 Afro Basket Championship is set to take place between August 17 and 31 in Congo-Brazzaville.