Current Date: 22 Feb, 2024

Top 10 Best Basketball Training Centers in Africa

A basketball academy is a school-year program where a player can train. These academies range from 9 to 12 years old, while some are only open to post-graduate students. A basketball academy is primarily concerned with basketball. Some academies collaborate with a small Christian or private school for their players' education.

These academies are spread worldwide, and our dear continent, Africa, isn't left behind. There are also good basketball training centers et academies which we'll outline in this article. 

They are listed in no particular order below.


The Wanderers Club 

The Wanderers club is a sporting club located in Johannesburg and has been in existence since 1886. It began with the first Wanderers Rugby Club, founded in 1886 by teenage rugby players.

These young men "wandered" from other mining towns like Kimberley because they were drawn to the mining camp that developed due to the early times.

Since those illustrious times, Wanderers has given Johannesburg residents a place to gather and enjoy life. The Club, which many people see as an extension of their homes, is at the center of sporting, social, and conference events in Johannesburg and South Africa.

Basketball training also goes on in this training center as there are about two basketball courts,


PeacePlayers International

The non-profit group PeacePlayers International uses basketball to unite kids and educate them and their communities. The guiding principle of PeacePlayers International, established in 2001, is that "children who play together may learn to live together." 

To provide basketball and life-skills programs that unite thousands of kids from many religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds in historically divided regions, PeacePlayers International skillfully combines the best ideas from social modeling, conflict resolution, and public diplomacy. 

The programs draw kids to basketball games and life-skills events where they can develop leadership qualities and learn how to get along with friends and neighbors. The agenda of PeacePlayers International is particularly effective since they cater to kids between the ages of 10 and 14. 

These kids are old enough to learn the fundamentals of the game. However, they're still relatively immature, so many stereotypes haven't taken root. The Academy branches are in South African cities like Umlazi, Lamontville, Wentworth, Durban City, Molweni, and Cottonlands.

PeacePlayers International is transforming the pattern of preconception bias and empowering kids with the knowledge and skills they need to deal with the severe social and health issues they encounter via the power of sport, education, and the strategic integration of public diplomacy. 

To use the power of sport to advance equity in communities throughout the United States, NIKE teamed up with Peaceplayers International in 2017.



Seed Academy Ghana

SEED (Sports for Education and Economic Development)Academy provides possibilities for the following generation of top basketball student-athletes and coaches.

The SEED Academy is the first basketball student-athlete academy in Africa, established in 2002 in Senegal by current Basketball Africa League and NBA Africa President Amadou Gallo-Fall. SEED Academy is developing future African leaders through education and basketball while aspiring basketball players are nurtured off the court.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former NBA player and current head of basketball operations for the G-Westchester League's Knicks, established the SEED Academy in Ghana (SAG) in 2018 to assist and advance the growth of basketball, coaching, and the sport's infrastructure.


Basketball Academy Ballers

The Ballers Basketball Academy opened its doors on January 10, 2017, offering professional training to boys and girls aged 4 to 10 in both West and East Cairo.

The highly skilled coaching team, who have previously trained in some of Egypt's top clubs and academies, including Gezira, Zamalek, Sheikh Zayed, Palm Hills, Wadi Degla, and Shooting Club, are led by a well laid out basketball curriculum to maximize the experience of each athlete.

To learn more, contact them at 01220911771 or via


AUC Basketball Academy. 

AUC Basketball School, or "Hoops," is a well-known gym/physical fitness center on Cairo's AUC Avenue. It is listed under the Cairo categories of physical fitness, athletic education, sports, and recreation.


The AUC Basketball Academy commits to educating young students in the fundamentals necessary to compete not only on a national but also on an international level. Amr El Gendy, one of the head coaches, has extensive expertise in the Egyptian Professional League and numerous World Championships.

The head coaches and staff pledge to devote time to helping each camper advance their abilities, have fun, and learn sportsmanship. In addition, they recognize how important it is to select an academy for your child. 

Thus "AUC Basketball Academy" will offer a unique, cutting-edge training environment. In addition, they'll exert all effort to ensure your child has a fantastic time and gets the most out of it. Please phone +2 01002665806 or send an email to to register.

Tshwane Suns Academy

Tshwane Suns Academy, a product of the Tshwane Suns team, is based in Tshwane, South Africa. The group competes in the Basketball National League, the top league in South Africa (BNL). Established in 1996, and since 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2022, they have won the BNL championship four times. 


The Suns play their games at Wembley Stadium, an ex-ice rink with seating for up to 3,000 spectators, in Stafford, Gauteng, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, just like the other clubs in the Basketball National League.

 This is why Tshwane Suns Basketball Academy is now open for business to grow the passion for basketball in the nation! Enroll your children, friends' children, and relatives' children. Unfortunately, there are few spaces left. Email them at or by phone or text at 0842201315.



Mutengene Basketball Center

In the Mutengene South West Region of Cameroon, Rev. Ps. Toguh Godlove, the national coordinator of Live Word Mission, oversees a school for more than 500 disadvantaged youngsters and orphans.

It is also acknowledged that because the messages are conveyed via the alluring power of sport, this demographic is more receptive to them.

Since it targets the risk category of young people, sport is widely acknowledged as a tool against the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS.

Pro Climate International and Live Word Mission, Their national partner in Cameroon, will hire contractors and oversee the building of a basketball court, which will be a vital component of the future Basketball Center.


NBA Africa Academy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) runs the basketball team and academy known as the NBA Academy Africa, based in Saly, Senegal. The academy, which opened in 2017, provides instruction in basketball and education. 

Many program graduates have participated in professional leagues. The NBA and SEED Academy jointly sponsor the academy. In addition to dormitories and classrooms, the institution features two indoor training courts.

From 2022, the academy has collaborated with the Basketball Africa League (BAL) on a program called BAL Elevate that enables each BAL team to choose an academy player to participate on its roster throughout the season.

Mohab Yasser was the first player from an academy to play in the BAL and to win the league championship one year earlier, in 2021.

The NBA Academy entered its squad in the Road to BAL qualifications, where they competed against professional teams for the upcoming 2023 season. They completed a successful 2-1 record despite needing to be qualified to compete for the BAL, defeating Kenyan champions KPA and Burundian champions Urunani.


Raptors Basketball Academy

Raptors Basketball Academy, or just Raptors, is a Nigerian basketball team with its home court in Lagos. Charles Ibeziakor, the team's head coach, established the Spiders in 2001. However, to refer to the Toronto Raptors, he changed the name to Raptors in 2006. 

The Raptors made their Premier League debut in the 2019–20 campaign. After defeating Niger Potters in the semifinals, Raptors advanced to the 2019 NBBF President Cup final during its inaugural season. Unfortunately, the team lost to Rivers Hoopers in the championship game. 

The academy has accolades like winning in the Nigerian Premier League, the 2019 Runners-up, and many more.


Hawks Basketball Academy 

Hawks Basketball Academy is headquartered in National Stadium Complex, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. The address of the Hawks Basketball Academy is National Stadium Complex, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. You can contact them at +234 813 067 8075. 

They're available every week between 09:00 and 17:00 hours except on Sunday.

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