A TOTAL of 11 games were played last Saturday at Mutare Boys’ High School to mark the 2017 Manicaland Basketball Association season. The teams that took part include Mercenaries, Chiefs, Real Warriors, Dangamvura Knights, Africa University, City Sophists and Nets in the men’s category while Nets, Africa University and Dangamvura Knights took part in the ladies category.
The 2017 basketball season will have teams play in A and B leagues. According to Manicaland Basketball Association president, Tonderai Shasha, six teams have confirmed their participation in the men’s A League while four will take part in the B League. In the ladies category, six teams will take part in the A League.
“We did our opening tournament at Mutare Boys High over the weekend and it was a success. We have high hopes that eight more teams will join us this year. This season is full of changes.
“For the first time we are introducing the B League which is the developmental league whereby we have mostly the high schools and colleges. Sponsorship is still hard to come by for both the teams and the provincial league.
“We are just happy that our province is still ranked second best in the country after Harare, and I strongly believe we are the most talented province in the country,” he said.