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Biyombo builds school in homeland Congo

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Orlando Magic Center Bismark Biyombo has funded the construction of a plush school complex in Democratic Republic of Congo.

The new edifice will go a long way to improve education in the 6 foot 11 inch defender’s native Central Africa Country.

By constructing the education complex, Biyombo follows in the footsteps of countryman and NBA Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutombo who funded the construction of a hospital during his playing days.

Biyombo, the seventh overall pick in 2011, stated, “Talking about being a game changer, we changing this game! Blessed to officially open a world class international school for our kids!”.

Despite initially welcoming a move to represent his country at this year’s African Nations Championship (AfroBasket), Biyombo pulled out of contention for a spot on the team.

He was set to join fellow NBA player Emmanuel Mudiay of Denver Nuggets to lead the charge at the competition but both players were ruled out due to varied reasons.

Without their main players, Congo has been in impressive in the ongoing tournament beating defending Champions Nigeria 83-77 in the process.

The team takes on co host Tunisia on Thursday September 14 in the quarter finals in Tunis.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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