Byo basketball league resumes


BULAWAYO Basketball Association (BBA) League resumes this weekend after giving way to the Afro-Basket and All-Africa Games qualifiers that ended on Saturday at the ZITF.


BBA secretary-general Howard Phangwana yesterday confirmed.

“We are resuming our league this weekend and we will select the ten best clubs that will represent Matabeleland at the National Club Championships to be hosted by Mutare from April 2 to 6,” Phangwana said.

The league will kick off at the Bulawayo Municipal Club with Southern Mavericks battling it out with Elephants in the men’s section on Friday while Nust face Flame Lily in the women’s category.

Most of the games will be played on Saturday with Stars taking on Lupane (men) while Southern Mavericks will face Kaos.

Highlanders men and City Knights will face off on Saturday with Elephants taking on Oilers before Giants clash with Nust.

In another match Hawks (women) will face Southern Mavericks with Flame Lily taking on Lupane.

Lakers Juniors (women) and Highlanders would be playing on Saturday when Angels clash with Lakers Seniors.

On Sunday Nust men will face Stars while City Knights will play against Oilers.

“We had some players from this province like Nyasha Ngove from Mavericks who represented Zimbabwe in the Afro-basket team and they benefited from the tournament,” he said.

Southern Mavericks are leading with 19 points followed by Highlanders on 18 in the men’s section while Lakers Juniors lead the women with 20 points followed by Lakers Seniors on 19.

Last year the National Club Championships games were played at Regina Mundi and the Midlands State University where 16 men and 13 women’s teams from across the country participated.