Serge Betsen and Odile Prevot went to Mali for a study trip in early January to meet rugby players from Bamako, discuss with their coaches and possibly duplicate the Serge Betsen Academy in another country on the African continent.
Rugby matches were organized in Bamako on the occasion of the visit of Serge Betsen and Odile Prevot who quickly realized that rugby was bringing lost of joy in Mali. Transposing the SBA to Mali would mean sharing our passion and the values of rugby to the country’s youth and carry on using our sport as a vector for development.
It was also an honor for Serge and Odile to meet Arouna Modibo Touré, Minister of Youth and Sports of Mali, in order to discuss about the transposition of the SBA in Mali. Together we want to strengthen the African rugby, share the passion and values of this sport which means so much to us and make it a real vector for development!
Finally, all the SBA team would like to thank very much H.E. Mahamadou Nimaga for enabling us to discover his country from Washington DC. Thanks to him, this trip in Mali was a real success!