THE BASKETBALL Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) has postponed indefinitely the proposed Super Eight League which was meant to start over the weekend due to funding constraints.
BUZ secretary general Joe Mujuru yesterday explained the reasons for the delay of the starting of the league.
“We have had to postpone the start of the league because some of the clubs are saying that they do not have funds to cover for the costs of travelling. We are planning to approach the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture so that we can ask to use their buses as it will be much cheaper. We are still trying to accommodate the teams because we want to have that pilot project because if they cannot travel now they will also fail to fulfil fixtures. We have decided to postpone the league because we do not want it to appear like it is only for the elite. There are also two clubs that are interested in joining the league as well,” he said.
However, an impeccable source yesterday told this publication that clubs are saying that they want to play in the league when there is sponsorship.
“The league was postponed because some clubs said that they wanted sponsorship first because they could not afford the expenses that come with playing in the league,” he said.