20 August 2014

TANZANIA : Basketball Teams Urged to Register

Mwanza — ALL basketball clubs in Mwanza Region have been directed to update their constitutions within two weeks from now so that they can be registered by the regional body.
Mwanza Regional Basketball Association (MRBA) acting chairman Vicent Shinda said at the weekend that it is mandatory for all the clubs to prepare and put their houses in order, including amending their constitutions in the coming two weeks.
"All basketball clubs must have constitutions to help them in day to day running of their teams and other issues such as registration of players as well as helping club leaders to know their responsibilities," he said.
He said the constitutions must stipulate steps to be taken in case of an abuse of office by the club leaders and punishment of players. Mwanza region has total of 11 basketball clubs and only two -- Bugando Planet and Babylone Byforce -- are registered.
According to MRBA acting secretary general Kizito Bahati, unregistered clubs are Bugando Heats, Bugando Warriors, Nyakato Blandon, Dolphins, Mwanza Eagles, SAUT, The Punishers, Butimba Spiders and St Francis.
"Only the registered teams will be allowed to take part in the regional basketball league with the exception of Kwimba, Sengerema and Ukerewe districts that don't have basketball teams' he said.
MRBA has directed the regional team to start preparations for the National Basketball League scheduled for November 22-28 in Dodoma as soon as possible.
Kizito said they have organized a course for coaches and referees to be held in Mwanza next month and participation fee is 50,000/- . It will draw participants from Simiyu, Geita, Mara, Shinyanga and Mwanza regions.

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