G.Y Imports and Exports, suppliers of stationery, ICT, furniture and sanitary equipment and printing masters Dr Print have once again demonstrated their passion for basketball by pumping in K5 million for a national basketball championship dubbed King and Queen of the Courts.
The two-week tournament, which starts Saturday evening at African Bible College indoor court has drawn top men and ladies basketball teams from all the three Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) zones of Southern Zone Basketball League (Sozobal), Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) and Northern Zone Basketball League (Nozobal).
According to a member of the tournament’s organising committee Mada Kaich, Sozobal will be represented by national champions Bricks and Magang’a in the men tournament and Lady Bricks in the women championship whereas Nozobal will have Nkhulande in the men championship and Nozobal Select in the ladies’ section.
Cezobal, the hosts are expected to have Cougars, Mimbulu, Trojans and Bravehearts in the men championship while Angels and Bravehearts Ladies will carry the region’s flag in the ladies’ championship.
Winner of the men championship will walk away with a trophy and K1 million and the runner-up K400,000. The Queen of the Court will go away with K500,000 with the runner-up pocketing K200,000.
Kaich said there will also be prizes for the Most Valuable Player (MVP), Most Disciplined player and Best Defensive Player in both categories.
Managing Director for the two companies Griffin Kalua said the sponsorship was a sign of the companies’ commitment to take the game of basketball to greater heights.
“You will recall in February this year G.Y Imports and Exports and Dr Print sponsored a tournament for teams from the zones that did not have a chance to play at the national level but this time it is the cream of basketball in Malawi that is involved.
“Our aim as G.Y Imports and Exports and Dr Print is to take the game of basketball to another level so that our teams are able to compete favourably at international level. The tournament will also help to keep the participating teams in shape before resumption of the three leagues, which are currently on recess,” said Kalua.
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