21 May 2007
TANZANIA : Dar leave for Kenya tourney
Dar es Salaam basketball teams are expected to leave for Kenya today to compete in the East and Central Africa Inter-Cities Championships.
The ninth edition of the championship will be held in Nairobi between May 23 and 27 at the Nyayo National Stadium.
The Dar es Salaam Basketball (BD) Director, Mbaga Mwamboma, said only 24 players would leave by bus to the Kenya`s capital city.
Other teams which will compete in the event are hosts Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Jinja.
Nairobi, who won both the men and women titles in the 8th edition that was staged at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Kampala last year, will be defending the two titles.
Nairobi defeated Dar es Salaam 68-57 to lift the men`s title while their women compatriots edged out hosts Kampala City 62-57 to lift the women`s title during the last year`s event.
Dar es Salam and Kampala are Kenya`s most dreaded contenders in the two categories.