WAR-ravaged South Sudan are among eight countries who have confirmed participation in the forthcoming FIBA Zone 5 basketball championship set for next month in Mombasa.
Coast Basketball Association (CBA) have already finalised the
arrangement in conjunction with the Kenya Basketball Federation. CBA
chairman Ali Hilmy said the regional event set for August 25-31, will be
held at Aga Khan Academy and Kenya Ports Authority's Makande gymnasium.
"A total of 23 teams are expected to battle it out for the coveted tittle in both men and women's categories," said Hilmy.
Hosts Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar, and Tanzania will be represented by
four teams-- two each in both the men and women's categories while
Burudi will have three teams--two men's and one women. Southern Sudan
will have two teams (men and women) same as Rwanda.
The event has been sponsored by KPA, Car & General, Ketty Tours,
Rotary Club of Mombasa, Mombasa Maize Millers, Imperial Bank, Inchcape,
Fidelity Bank, Coca Cola, Freight Forwarders, Apolo Insurance, Musamali
Insurance, Habib Bank, Super Sports, Lota Motors and Grain Bulk.
Hilmy said: "I urge fans to come out in large numbers and cheer our
local teams as we showcase our basketball talent in our country."