Phares Magessa is the President of Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF), took office in December 2017.
He has been involved in basketball administration since 2005. His involvement has helped him understand Tanzania Basketball environment and hence become able to device the best way forward for Basketball at National level.
The main message during campaigns was reforming TBF to make sure it focuses on its core mandate of Basketball Development, National Teams active participation, and Engagement with other stakeholders.Ensuring there is investor confidence in basketball so that more support can be put into its programmes.
In summary Phares Magessa believes that basketball can provide a batter future for a lot of talented young ballers across Tanzania and we should be exporting more talent to bigger leagues. That can only be achieved when TBF focuses on it’s core mandate and also builds investor confidence in the game. That is why under his leadership he is moving to make sure Tanzania clubs comply with FIBA regulations requirements.