The inspirational story that caught my attention is that of African basketball die hard fan Nkwain Kennedy Lamiress.

Nkwain who hails from Cameroon has used his personal social media platform to illustrate his non-stop work ethic in order to achieve his dreams of playing professional basketball.

His account is inundated with videos documenting his training, whether it be to work on his strength or practice shooting hoops.

What’s clear from his videos, is that Nkwain isn’t letting the fact he lives in a war-torn country hold him back. In fact, it could be the factor to actually give him some assistance.

That’s why those of us who live in more well-developed countries shouldn’t take this for granted, and because we have easy access to training facilities, we can choose to start our journeys whenever we want.

In his words which states;”Due to where I leave with lack of equipments, I had to make I own work out equipments”

“I grew up idolizing lebron and kobe especially their mentality and I think that shows in my training”

“I want also motivate the kids in my area, showing them not to give up on their dreams just because of where they come from”

He’s built his own ball-return chute for his basketball hoop, to help speed up his free-throw practice, and he ties straps around his waist and to some tyres, to help improve his strength and stamina when running and dribbling a basketball.

Other weight improvisation techniques include taping water bottles around his ankles and carrying large sandbags on his shoulders.

Ultimately, it’s not easy for him, and as Africa News has previously reported, “Without proper facilities, the 20 year-old trains using makeshift equipment, and techniques he’s taught himself from watching video clips of professional players doing their drills.”