16 May 2014

TANZANIA : Dar Set to Host 16-Team Union Basketball League Next Month

DAR ES SALAAM basketball fans are bracing for another exhilarating event when the city hosts the Union Basketball League next month.
The event will come hardly a month after the city successful hosted the East and Central Africa Inter-cities basketball tournament at the National Indoor Stadium.
The Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) Commissioner for development, Manaseh Zablon, told the 'Daily News' that they are currently preparing for the Union league which will commence on June 26 this year.
"After successfully hosting the East and Central Africa Inter-cities basketball tournament, now we have the Union league next month," he said.
Manase verified that 16 teams from Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar will take part in the Union league. "There will be eight teams from Tanzania Mainland, four for men and other four for ladies.
The same number of teams from Zanzibar will compete in the league," he noted. He added that the league involves teams which finished in the top positions in the national basketball league.
He named the men's team from Tanzania Mainland as Army Basketball Club (ABC), Vijana 'City Bulls', Savio and Chui, while the ladies teams are Jeshi Stars, Don Bosco Lioness, Vijana and JKT Stars.

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