18 January 2011

TANZANIA : Basketball team for zonal tourney

The national basketball team is expected to set up a training camp in Dar es Salaam on Thursday ahead of the Africa Zone five tournament that gets underway in Kigali on February 8.

Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) secretary general Alexander Msofe said the tourney has attracted several teams from the continent.
Msofe said coach Evarist Mapunda has been earmarked to drill the gender balanced team.
The training sessions would be conducted at a venue to be known today as the TBF official was still making final preparations by the time we went to press.
Msofe said the major headache is finding adequate sponsorship for the team to travel to Kigali and meet other cost during their stay.
Should the team board a flight to Kigali, then Msofe said an estimated 25m/- might be in need to meet the expenditures for the teams.
Meanwhile, Msofe said the basketball clinic which was scheduled to start on February 25 in Arusha has been pushed back for three more days.

The reason for postponement is based on inviting more players to join the clinic.


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