Basketball League considers early resumption

By ZBC Reporter

The Harare Basketball League is set to roll back to life after the festive season break, with more competitions lined up this month.

The League started on a slow note after two years of inactivity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A number of teams disbanded and when the Harare basketball league finally restarted this past November, it looked much changed, with four rounds of matches having been played before the festive season break.

However, Harare City Hornets, is looking to preserve the status quo in terms of league dominance.

“Interesting enough the new season will have A league with six teams for men and six teams for women so whatever happens this season, the team intending to play in the A league should make it to the top six, just because of that fact we feel more competitions is going to be really stiff and we really have to tighten up to make it to the top six,” said Andrew Chitauro Harare City Hornets Coach

The Harare Basketball Association has also set up a judicial appeals committee to preside over disputes and is set to conduct a referees’ course before the season resumes.

Meanwhile Basketball Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) and the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) are working on a Her World Her Rules Programme that will support girl child basketball from grassroots level.

We are happy about this program called Her World Her Rules that is designed to increase participation of girls at the age of 15-30 years old, we think that through this program, the number of girls that will be playing in Basketball in primary schools will be up and after five years we will see a steady growth in terms of ladies Basketball in our country, explained BUZ President Joe Mujuru.

BUZ will also have train the trainer courses as they will enroll 15 coaches and 40 referees that will improve quality of play at national level.

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