FIBA appoints Ex-B’ball SG on Wheelchair Council

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The continental basketball body, FIBA-Afrique, has appointed Frederick J.A. Pratt on its Wheelchair Council.

FIBA – AFRIQUE took the decision at its extraordinary Zone Three Congress held in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.

The ex-basketball chief scribe is a member of the FIBA-Afrique Zone III’s Basketball Wheelchair Council, headed by Mr. Thosh Bei.

Pratt, 55, served the Liberian basketball for over 20 years —from a scorekeeper to the secretary general post.

Pratt began his administrative basketball sojourn as a scorekeeper under Cletus Wotorson, and then was the Administrative Secretary under three presidents; Alfred Coleman, Dennis Chetter and Francis Tarr Harris.

Pratt, during the epoch of Philipbert Brown at the Liberia Basketball Federation (LBF) rose to the position of Secretary General, a position he also served under Gbour Wilson.

“I’m honored to represent my country in the FIBA Zone-3 Wheelchair Council” Pratt said after he was officially notified.

Pratt said his appointment would give him the urge to promote wheelchair basketball in the country.

He said he believed that his appointment came following his achievement in promoting basketball in the country owing to the country’s participation in zonal basketball competitions.

Currently, Pratt is the Secretary General of the Liberia Wushu Federation (LWF) and the Assistant Secretary General of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC).

Besides him, FIBA-Afrique appointed former president of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, (SWAL), Fomba Kanneh of the Infinity Corporation (Power FM 93.3 and Power Television 224.25) as a member of its Media Committee.

The Liberian Basketball Association vice president Bruce Quaye was also appointed as member on its legal committee, while Liberian Basketball Secretary-General Allen Goodridge was appointed as vice chairman on the finance and sponsorship committee.

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