An international basketball player dedicated to sport and development.
Gaston Essengué is an international basketball player from Cameroon. He was part of the Cameroon national basketball team for 16 years, serving as captain for five years, and won the silver medal at the Afrobasket in 2007. Essengué ended his international career in 2015.
After playing for several clubs in Europe (Turkey, Netherlands, France, Kosovo) and in Malaysia, he has spent eight years with Atlético Estudiantes Olavarría, a club in the Argentinian Basketball League.
Gaston Essengué also obtained a Bachelors in Sociology and Physical Education in 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
An engaged athlete, he hopes to devote his experience and knowledge to the less fortunate. He is the author of the book “Dream in motion: Developing Basketball in Africa” where he explores basketball’s potential as a driver of well-being and socioeconomic empowerment.
He is also a co-founder of the Run Forever Foundation, a non-profit organisation which uses basketball as a tool to improve health and living conditions, education, social inclusion and economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities in Africa and throughout the world.
“You all have everything to achieve your ambition, your goals and your dreams. All you need to do now, is try…”