CAMEO were on Sunday crowned champions of the Ronald Garura Unity Day tournament held at Richwood Park. The three-day tournament began on Friday with six men and six women teams taking part in the event that was staged in memory of the late national coach who passed away last year.
Cameo won the men's title after winning all their matches in a tournament played on a round-robin basis. Cameo won their opening match when they beat Hustlers 53-37 to start their campaign on a positive note. They went on to dismiss ga 43-15 before they defeated Unicorns 46-35. The Harare based-side then dismissed jbc and Mercenaries 39-21 and 55-27 to clinch the title. Mecenaries were second while jbc settled for third place.
In the women's section, the title went to Lakers who beat jbc 44-29 in the final. On third place was Raiderz. The tournament was organised by Cavaliers in conjunction with the Basketball Union of Zimbabwe buz outgoing competitions director Simon Lawson, said the tournament was a success despite the failure by Plaza Warriors from Namibia to turn up for the event.
"It was exciting and the action was tight. All matches were mouth-watering and Hustlers gave everyone a good run for their money, even in the women's section the matches were good to watch and full of quality. "The veterans came to play and they had their own social competition. There were former Cavaliers players and it was just nice to see them playing again," said Lawson.
Meanwhile, the buz will host a fibaModule Two Young Coaches course starting tomorrow and ending on January 4 in Harare. The course will be conducted by Ronald Owino from Kenya. Lawson said they are expecting the 22 participants who passed last year's Module One to take part.
"We had another course last year in February, the Young Coaches Level One and those who pass come for Module Two and then they get a diploma.
"The reason why it is spaced in a year is that if you pass Module One you are given one year to practice.
"The first course is more about the participants doing the drills.
"It's about learning, the coaches being coached.
"Module Two, you now get 20 people and told to coach them to assess if you have been practising and if you are now able to develop young players.
"The element is to have young coaches to coach young players under the age of 18. We have 22 who qualified from last year and we have invited them all and we have invited the two who did the Olympic Solidarity course.
"Some of them are coming from Bulawayo and most of them are teachers in schools," said Lawson.