Malawi basketball club Brave Hearts to participate in Zambian tourney

Brave Hearts Basketball Club (BHBC) is expected to participate in a basketball tournament in Lusaka, Zambia, having being invited by the Basketball Association of Zambia (Baz).

Brave Hearts captured during training at Mkwichi court on Thursday

Brave Hearts captured during training at Mkwichi court on Thursday

Chairman of the club Griffin Kalua said the club, which leaves Friday by road has been invited to play as a guest team in an invitational tournament scheduled for Zamshare Indoor Basketball Court in Lusaka this Saturday and Sunday.

“We got an invitation from president of the Basketball Association of Zambia Konrad Msonda, who watched the team during the B-Ball Kita basketball tournament in Tanzania early this year earlier this year. He got impressed with the team after watching us beat one of the Tanzanian top teams.

“Everything is well set and we are going to fulfil two fixtures against top Zambian basketball teams. As management and sponsors of the club, we have given the team all the support needed to prepare for the tournament and are hoping for good results,” said Kalua, who doubles as managing director for the two Lilongwe based sister companies Dr Print and G.Y Imports and Exports that sponsor BHBC.

The chairman also said the team has been given the nod by Basketball Association of Malawi (Basmal) to participate in the Zambian tournament.

General secretary for Basmal Edgar Ng’ong’ola confirmed in an interview with Nyasa Times that the club has been given all the blessings by the local basketball governing body to participate in the two-day tournament.

“They have our full blessings and are traveling with an official from Basmal. The good about Brave Hearts is that they always engage us as the national basketball body association in their programmes,” said Ng’ong’ola.

The Basmal general secretary said the trip would offer the Malawian team some international exposure that will help in the development of the game at local level.

The club, which registered for Central Zone Basketball League (Cezobal) League B leaves today by road and is expected back home on Monday.

All travel expenses for the team are being met by the printing specialists and G.Y Imports and Exports, dealers in ICT equipment, stationery, furniture, and other house hold items.

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