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Basketball action continues this weekend

2024-04-10  Staff Reporter

Basketball action continues this weekend

With only four games played this season in both male and female divisions of the Khomas Basketball Federation (KBF), secretary general Loise Shinavene is satisfied with the quality of play on the court, but advocates for continuous improvements. 

“I am pleased with how teams are competing this season. We recently welcomed six new teams, which has intensified the competition as they hope to prove themselves, making it quite interesting,” she said.

She also emphasised their commitment to continuous improvement through strategic planning. 

“We initially started this league as a social league, but with the plan we have in place, we aim to transform it into a semi-professional league within the next two to three years. This transformation will increase the quality of competition, I would like to believe,” she said.

This weekend, action will continue at the Unam gym hall, where both the men’s and women’s teams will battle for maximum points. 

On Friday, in the men’s category, Quality Basketball Club will face Afro Stars at 19h00, followed by Unam Rebels against Unam Wolves at 21h00.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Afro Stars will clash with Nust Blues at 18h00.

Also on Sunday in the women’s category, Atlantic Storm will cross paths with Nust Dodgers at 12h00, while Ongos Shooting Stars will challenge BAS Falcon at 14h00.

Anton Kakishi, a fan who has been following the league since it started, said he is impressed by the hunger teams have shown in the league. He said with enough resources, the league could easily produce the best players in the region. 

“I support Unam Wolves, and I think they are a good team; they have the results, and they play good on the court. I believe if money is pumped into the league, it could be one of the best in southern Africa, which will also benefit the nation immensely,” said Kakishi.

Unam Rebels are the current defending champions in the men’s premier division, while Unam Phoenix reigns as the champions in the women’s division. 

2024-04-10  Staff Reporter

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